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

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Mon Sep 22 23:46:30 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 03:20 +0000, Jason Spiro wrote:
> Tiago Vignatti <vignatti <at> c3sl.ufpr.br> wrote:
> >
> > The "DontZap" option in xorg.conf isn't enough for you? `man 5 xorg.conf`
> It would work fine for me.  But it's not good enough for most users, since most
> Xorg users don't know how to edit their xorg.conf files.
> You could argue that distros could disable zapping.  But I know that Debian and
> Ubuntu both leave zapping enabled, because it's occasionally necessary.

There was recently discussion about replacing ctrl-alt-backspace with
something more complicated in Ubuntu's X (I saw it on the debian-x
list). I suggested to just enable DontZap by default; power users who
need to zap should be able to figure out how to enable it. I don't know
what came out of that discussion though.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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