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

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue Sep 23 01:52:28 PDT 2008

Le Mar 23 septembre 2008 06:22, Peter Hutterer a écrit :
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 02:41:16AM +0000, Jason Spiro wrote:
>> Problem:  Many[1] users have killed X by accident.[2]
>> Solution idea: Make it harder to kill X by accident.  E.g. you could
>> change the key sequence users must press.
>>    * Maybe require Control+Alt+Backspace then Control-Alt-Y.[3]
>>    * Or require Control+K+X pressed simultaneously.
> driver kbd: hardcodes Ctrl + Alt + Backspace. (IMHO that's a bug
> anyway)
> driver evdev: the XKB map decides what happens.
> In the latter case, all you have to do is change the xkb map.


Nicolas Mailhot

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