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

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at cc.hut.fi
Tue Sep 23 00:05:40 PDT 2008

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008, Michel Dänzer wrote:

> 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.

Still undecided. Maybe will happen for the next development cycle.


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