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[Xen-users] Re: How to recover from crashed domU?

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Subject: [Xen-users] Re: How to recover from crashed domU?
From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:29:48 +0000
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René Pfeiffer wrote:
> > > What do non US people normally use to escape from telnet?
> >
> > Personally I've looked at that character sequence a couple of times,
> > tried to make it work, given up each time.  Finally I concluded that
> > it's impossible to hit it on my keyboard.
> What keyboard layout are you using? I am using the German layout and I
> can reach the shortcut just fine. I am used to it since I use telnet a
> lot (telnet, traceroute and ping are the three most important network
> debugging tools, at least according to a big network equipment company).

Are [ and ] separate keys on a DE keyboard, or do they need AltGr?

> I have to admit that most key combinations make a lot more sense when
> using an US keyboard layout.

I tend to disagree, only because the single insane shortcut I've ever
come across is the one we're discussing here..

> However I use both the US and DE layouts
> very often and don't think alternative shortcuts are worth the trouble
> considering the feature requests for Xen 3.0.

I disagree.  I think most people will just do what I do and give up
(and be *VERY* annoyed), which is a shame.  And that's even if there
*is* some arcane way of activating the shortcut.

This is where a company like Microsoft does so much better than the
open source world - if they had invented it, they would actually have
a bunch of new users sit down, try and use the application and
immediately find that the shortcut for leaving the console *has* to be

(And it would be a top priority too, since nobody would use their crap
if it wasn't _mostly_ such a breeze to do so.)

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