Restarting Xserver from cli

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Wed Mar 18 20:33:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 22:21 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> You are describing a situation in which the user decides to
> press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which is a key combination for an unrelated
> operating system, and actually misses one of the three keys. He then
> lands on one specific key nearby.

Ignoring for now the fact that practically 100% of Ubutu newbies will
come from Windows, I forgot to mention (and NoOp's post in another
subthread reminded me of this):

Did you ever try C-A-D in Ubuntu? Go ahead. It brings up the logout

So, we have the perfectly benign "official" shortcut C-A-D which gives
you a dialog and options, and a tiny distance away the big honking kill
switch C-A-B. Good usability design? I don't think so.

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