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    prompt before [Ctrl+Alt+Backspace] in X windows


    shouldnt X windows prompt before the [Ctrl+Alt+Backspace] keystroke, because you would lose your X session immediately?

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    that would defeat the entire purpose of ctrl-alt-backspace, which is there to restart X when something goes horribly wrong. If something is horribly wrong, you probably wouldn't be able to say okay at the dialogue box

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    I'm not sure what you're asking. I've never seen this feature before, and wouldn't want it personally, because when I use CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE it means something went wrong and I want X to shut down immediately, not ask me questions...

    Are you asking if this is a feature that is there but not showing up on your system, or if this feature is available for you to add to your system? Just what are you asking?
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    techiemoe:
    he's just making a random comment that belongs in the coffee lounge. look elsewhere in the x-windows forum, he just made one like that about X not having some builtin command dealie...
    -lakerdonald

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    techiemoe:
    he's just making a random comment that belongs in the coffee lounge. look elsewhere in the x-windows forum, he just made one like that about X not having some builtin command dealie...
    -lakerdonald
    Yeah I just noticed that. I also noticed we trumped each other again. I guess I should just wait a minute before posting to see if you've answered.
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    nah. it's all good. then they'll get the impression that we're not just lone nuts, and that somebody agreed with us.

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