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i need to legitimately use this because X crashes every so often, oftentimes at login. i tried adding Options "DontZap" "false" to xorg.conf but i stall can't use ctrl alt ...
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- 01-22-2010 #1
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- Apr 2009
Xorg problem --- How do i reenable ' ctrl alt backspace ' in Xorg?
i tried adding Options "DontZap" "false" to xorg.conf but i stall can't use ctrl alt backspace.
- 01-22-2010 #2
What distribution are you running?
DontZap has also been deprecated now.
Couple of options that might work.
Set this to run when you start your window manager/desktop environment.
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
Add the following to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi to enable this behavior. If that file does not exist, copy it from the template at /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi:
# cp /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi
<merge key="input.xkb.options" type="string">terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp</merge>
<merge key="input.xkb.options" type="string">grp:alt_shift_toggle,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp</merge>
- 01-23-2010 #3
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- Feb 2007
I had same problem a while ago. It turned out to be the Gnome keyboard indicators fault. Right click on it, Keyboard preferences, Layouts, Layout options, in the middle - Key sequence to kill the X server. Probably some other key combinations in that menu are preventing the ctrl or alt being understood the way it is necessary.