Poll: Should Xorg change from using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to something harder for users to press by accident?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Oct 6 21:22:42 PDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 02:55:00AM +0200, olafBuddenhagen at gmx.net wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 01:52:53PM +0930, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > driver kbd: hardcodes Ctrl + Alt + Backspace. (IMHO that's a bug anyway)
> > driver evdev: the XKB map decides what happens.
> I don't know whether this is really related (I'm pretty sure I
> experienced that with kbd driver as well), but the fact that zap depends
> on xkb is actually quite problematic: When the xkb map is somehow
> borked, the server still starts, but it's not possible to zap (nor to
> switch console)... This gets really ugly when no other means to exit the
> server is available :-)

You're saying a broken installation causes certain features to not work? :)

If the xkb map is broken that usually means the server has a bug (->
bugs.fdo.org) or xkeyboard-config is wrongly installed -> install it correctly
(from git).

with either a released server and even git master there's no reason why the
xkbmap should be busted.


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