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

habtool habtool at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 23:52:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 17:42 -0600, Nergar -blank- wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 09:59, Clive Wagenaar
> <clivewagenaar at gmail.com> wrote:
>         (It is a pity this is from upstream where Arch, fedora etc
>         will all also
>         'dumbed down' too)
> Is this true? If it is, then C-A-B should be left disabled.
> -- 
> hacker != cracker

It is already affecting fedora, came across this 'new feature' when
trying out F11 Alpha a few days back to test BTRFS..


X Server 
The key combination Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server has been
disabled by default. To get this behaviour back, add the the line 

Option "DontZap" "false"

to the ServerFlags section in xorg.conf.

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