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Ctrl-Alt-Del for Linux

Back in my Ubuntu days, I had some issues with my computer locking up, and I didn’t know Linux well enough to break free. Once I found out about this trick, I was able to unlock 90% of the time.

The easiest way for me to remember was “BUSIER” spelled backwards.
  1. Hold down the Alt and SysRq (Print Screen) keys
  2. Type, the following, pausing one second between each - “R”, “E”, “I”, “S”, “U”, and “B”
Follow the link if you want to know exactly what all these key presses are doing.

Magic SysRq Key | Wikipedia