How to implement alternate zap key idea

Igor Mozolevsky igor at
Wed Sep 24 02:18:14 PDT 2008

2008/9/24 David Gerard <dgerard at>:

> FWIW, I tend to kill X not with ctrl-alt-bs but by going to a non-X
> console with ctrl-alt-F2 and sudo pkill Xorg. I suppose that's a bit
> Linux/FreeBSD-specific, of course. sshing in from another machine also
> works well.

BTW, you can also kill it by switching to the terminal you ran it from
(ctrl+alt+f1 usually) and just ^C-ing the running process... Obv. this
requires you to have started X manually...

Igor :-)

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