Fwd: Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea?

Clive Wagenaar clivewagenaar at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 10:21:51 UTC 2009

On Friday 16 January 2009 15:58:23 Liam Zwitser wrote:
> In Jaunty alpha 3 you can´t use CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to restart the X-server
> anymore. I know that some users complained about restarting the X-server,
> but I see a lot more, including yours truly, complaining about the fact
> that the shortcut got disabled. I think it's a good idea to create a GUI to
> set X-server options, but I assume that most people don´t want to have to
> restart their pc when the GUI chrashes. It´s not windows, after all. What I
> propose is that people who want to get rid of the shortcut can do so easily
> via a simple GUI menu, but that it´s enabled by default.

I agree with this guy, have it on by default, noobs can use GUI to switch it 

Else, millions of users will be doing this on first boot up:

alt f2
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "no" 

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