Zapping the Xorg server

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Tue Aug 24 16:07:16 PDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 06:08:55PM +0200, Wolfgang Draxinger wrote:
> as you might know, Zapping the Xorg server by means of
> CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE has been first disabled by default, and later on
> the xorg.conf option went away, too.
> It is still possible to 
> setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bks
> somewhere in the startup/init scripts to reenable, but I wonder when
> some smartass will vote to get it removed, too. Not to forget, that it
> doesn't get along well with xmodmap.

re:xmodmap, the following may be interesting reading

re:zapping, the XKB option was _added_ in response to the initial default of
DontZap on (which now defaults to off again, like it always has)
Either way, it's not going to be removed by "some smartass".


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