Shift-Backspace kills X?
cryptooctoploid at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 23:16:09 PDT 2011
walt <w41ter <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On 10/04/2011 09:19 AM, Octoploid wrote:
> > walt <w41ter <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > (sleep 2 && xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace BackSpace BackSpace BackSpace
> > NoSymbol NoSymbol Terminate_Server")&
> That evidently does the same as editing /usr/share/X11/kdb/symbols/terminate
> (thanks for the clue Alan :) but how did you come up with that fix on your own?
Heh, the first thing I've noticed is that Shift-Backspace kills the server.
% xmodmap -pp -pk | grep Terminate_Server
22 0xff08 (BackSpace) 0xfed5 (Terminate_Server) 0xff08
(BackSpace) 0xfed5 (Terminate_Server)
I then figured out that the second entry above (0xfed5) must be responsible
There are 7 keysymbols per keycode. (Just look at the first line of):
% xmodmap -pp -pk
There are 7 KeySyms per KeyCode; KeyCodes range from 8 to 255
So I started with:
xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace BackSpace BackSpace BackSpace
Terminate_Server Terminate_Server Terminate_Server"
and then finally arrived at the fix posted before (it works, but
differs from editing /usr/share/X11/kdb/symbols/terminate, which is
xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace VoidSymbol BackSpace VoidSymbol VoidSymbol
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