Shift+Backspace = server exit?

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Thu Oct 7 22:10:07 PDT 2004

Ian Romanick wrote:
> I asked about this yesterday on #freedesktop, but nobody had any ideas. 
>  I searched around in the tree, and I found nothing useful.  Here's my 
> situation:
> I have two systems that were loaded with XFree86 4.3.x based X-servers. 
>  One was Fedora Core 1 and the other was SuSE 9.1.  I built on 
> each of them from CVS and installed.  When I did that, two, probably 
> related, things started happening.  First, the X-server terminates with 
> Shift+Backspace in addition to the usual Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. 
> Additionally, Ctrl+Alt+Fn# no longer switches to another VT. 
> "DontVTSwitch" is not set if my xorg.conf.
> Both of these "features" are driving my nuts!  Several times a day I 
> will accidentally hit Shift+Backspace while editing driver code.  I'm 
> just really, really glad my text editor automatically saves for me every 
> couple seconds.  I'd probably have smashed something by now if it 
> didn't. ;)
> Suggestions?

If you update by rebuilding and running make install, your /etc/X11/xkb/ 
files were not updated. The old XFree86 4.3 files are not compatible 
with current X.Org server (and with XFree86 4.4). So you need to remove 
  /etc/X11/xkb and redo make install in xc/programs/xkb.


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