On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:58:15 +0300 Manolis Kiagias <son...@otenet.gr> wrote:
>Jerry wrote: >> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 03:58:10 +0200 >> Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: >> >> [snip] >> >> >>>> While CTRL+ALT+Backspace does not kill the X server, I can press >>>> CTRL+ALT+F1 or ALT+F1 to return to the text mode console. I then >>>> kill the X server via CTRL+C. >>>> >>> There's a new setting that needs to be put into xorg.conf: >>> >>> Section "ServerFlags" >>> Option "DontZap" "false" >>> EndSection >>> >>> Then you should be able to Ctrl+Alt+BkSpace to kill X. >>> >> >> Maybe I am reading this incorrectly; however, in my /etc/xorg.conf >> file, I have this notation. >> >> # Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence >> # This allows clients to receive this key event. >> >> # Option "DontZap" >> >> It would seem the language is confusing. As I would understand it, >> uncommenting the line disables the sequence. Therefore, it would seem >> to indicate that leaving it commented out activates the sequence. >> Maybe the language should be cleaned up. >> >> >Heh, it can be quite confusing because it enables the system to *not* >do something, which is the reverse of what we usually think options do. >Using Option "DontZap" simply enables "DontZap" which prevents >CTRL+ALT+BSKP from being used. Hence disabling DontZap allows X-Server >to be... Zapped or killed by the key combination ;) I agree. I hate programmers who think they have to 'confuse' the end user. Setting something off to enable it, and vice versa is neither logical or intuitive. Maybe changing the option to: OPTION "EnableKill" "On" and then explaining the with it enabled the <CTRL>+<ALT>+<BKSP> key combination is enabled would make more sense. -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com Good day to deal with people in high places; particularly lonely stewardesses.
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