[ubuntu-uk] ctrl+alt+backspace

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Wed May 6 08:48:54 BST 2009


On 05/05/09 22:54, Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/5/5 Michael G Fletcher<michael at ilovemylinux.com>:
>> I wonder why that was removed - always seemed a great emergency fix
>> for unruly systems :-)
>>
>
> You can also install the dontzap package to do that manual config for you.
>
> It was disabled because some it was figured that it's a bad idea
> having a key combo which basically crashed all your apps.
>
> Cheers,
> Al.

If you get in a situation where nowt works and X is "stuck", if the 
keyboard still works you can always open a shell (CTL+ALT+F1to6) and 
kill the processes manually.

If the keyboard doesn't work then you would be fskced anyway. Hard reset 
required (or ssh into your box from another).

Al






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