Ctrl-alt-backspace

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 6 21:31:28 UTC 2012


On 6 January 2012 21:23, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> Doug wrote:
>> When something hangs the machine, you have two options:  shut down
>> the machine from the keyboard, hopefully a graceful shutdown, or
>> push the button on the front of the computer case. (That latter is
>> the hammer, not the k/b input.)  If you can get to the terminal, you
>> can do shutdown -h now
>>   but if you can't get there, then ctrl-alt-bs should work.
>
> Another option would be to ssh to the machine from another machine. Then
> you could even try to find out what is still working or what process
> might be hanging. Granted, you need a second machine and you need the
> ssh server running, which is not a default setup.
>
>>   If
>> Ubuntu has removed that, they have screwed up yet again!
>
> Screwed up? Again? It is a very old change, introduced in 9.04 because
> people complained after they accidentally hit the shortcut. And you can
> easily revert the change if you so desire:
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap>

Have you tried following those instructions in 11.10?  The GUI
instructions are not applicable and the OP's first post was saying the
the command line option to make it permanent is not working for him
and asking what the solution is.

Colin




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