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 Sep 22 21:22:53 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 02:41:16AM +0000, Jason Spiro wrote:
> Problem:  Many[1] users have killed X by accident.[2]
> Solution idea: Make it harder to kill X by accident.  E.g. you could
> change the key sequence users must press.
>    * Maybe require Control+Alt+Backspace then Control-Alt-Y.[3]
>    * Or require Control+K+X pressed simultaneously.

driver kbd: hardcodes Ctrl + Alt + Backspace. (IMHO that's a bug anyway)
driver evdev: the XKB map decides what happens.

In the latter case, all you have to do is change the xkb map. If you can
convice svu to add it to xkeyboard-config, you only need to supply the right
option and you're done with it.

I'm not quite sure what the poll will achieve here.


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