ctrl-alt-backspace aka don't zap via GUI, was: Re: [Merge] lp:~albertomilone/gnome-control-center/randr-virtual into lp:~ubuntu-core-dev/gnome-control-center/ubuntu

Matthew Garrett mjg at redhat.com
Sat Jan 31 22:41:30 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 03:00:52PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:

> I've tested it here (in response to this discussion) and it "works" in that
> it reliably kills X and gdm respawns it automatically, but it also mangles
> my text VTs.

It's fairly inevitable - right now it's the X server's job to restore 
text mode, and if you kill it uncleanly then it loses that state and has 
no way to reprogram it. This won't change until KMS.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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