F11: xorg decision to disable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace

Ahmed Kamal email.ahmedkamal at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 27 21:50:01 UTC 2009

To anyone wanting to kill X when it hangs, why not login through a VC and
"pkill X" .. Just like any process, why do we have to have magic keys!

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Adam Miller <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:

> >This change to default behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is an example of a
> tiny minority of Emacs users lobbying xorg for a change that will affect a
> huge number of community and commercial >users including datacenters and
> their sys admins. This change needs to be reversed immediately.
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is embedded now into many tools including all the
> virtualization tools. It is >part of the DNA of every sys admin. To change
> this behavior is just insanity.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Gerry
> Please stop throwing around the "sys admins will freak out" card, I'm
> a sys admin and we do things correctly through provisioning using
> kickstarts. It will be maybe a 3 line edit to a script. It was an
> upstream choice, Fedora has historically remained compliant with
> upstream so I imagine if you would like a change to be made on this
> topic it would be most effective to discuss it with upstream.
> -Adam
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