3 finger salute gone in F11

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 14 02:28:17 UTC 2009

--- On Mon, 7/13/09, Mick M. <off_by_1 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Mick M. <off_by_1 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: 3 finger salute gone in F11
> To: " encouragement and advice for using Fedora.Community assistance" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Date: Monday, July 13, 2009, 4:18 PM
> --- On Mon, 7/13/09, Tom Horsley <tom.horsley at att.net>
> wrote:
> > look at the xorg.conf man page in the SERVERFLAGS
> section
> > for DontZap
> > 
> thanks but I do not have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (or any
> other xorg.conf).
> I don't want to create one as X is working fine.
> Mick M.
> -- 


Apparently, you have to create an xorg.conf file with the following:

X Server 

The key combination Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server has been disabled by default as a decision of the upstream Xorg project. To get this behavior back, add the the line 
Option "DontZap" "false"

to the ServerFlags section in xorg.conf. 

The Xorg project has changed the default DontZap setting to "true" after complaints from desktop users that accidentally hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace when trying to type Alt+Backspace, Ctrl+Backspace, or Shift+Backspace, or who had StickyKeys enabled. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace is also a keyboard shortcut for deleting certain expressions in C and Java modes in Emacs.

Look into release notes, there you should find it.




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