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- To: Nis at MIT-AI, (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- From: HIC@MIT-MC
- Date: Sat ,9 Dec 79 02:28:58 EDT
Nis@MIT-AI 09/12/79 14:26:57
cadr-5 just cold booted itself while i was typing at lisp ...
cant provide much more info
thought i would mention this just incase its happening to others
This problem is caused by the fact that accidentally typing two
keys at once (or in rapid succession) can cause the hardware to
get confused and set random control and meta bits. The new
keyboards will fix this problem. It is rare that it cold boots
as it must fuck up to be exactly control-meta-control-meta-rubout,
but I guess it is possible. The normal case is that control-meta-control-meta
gets set and it warm boots. You can simulate the problem by pounding
on the keyboard...the machine will usually warm boot after a while.