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

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at di.unipi.it
Fri Feb 13 17:17:23 UTC 2009

On 13/02/2009 Dylan McCall wrote:
> Too late to set preferences, it's already crashed? Any power user who
> would have used Ctrl Alt Backspace probably had the sense to read the
> Jaunty release notes, which will have said (and I for one will make
> sure they say this) that that key combination is disabled by default;
> to use the kernel-level Alt SysRQ K instead.
> While you're at it, get a different video driver.

I am sorry for jumping in the middle of a discussion I did not follow 
but if CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE is going to be disabled how can anybody be 
protected from a fake login screen? And why should I reboot my machine 
if X deadlocks? At least the power button should kill X in case it can't 
be contacted.


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