Bug 481823 - Ctrl-Alt-Backspace no longer zaps X
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace no longer zaps X
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: F11Blocker/F11FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2009-01-27 13:10 EST by Will Woods
Modified: 2009-01-28 04:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-27 17:40:23 EST
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Description Will Woods 2009-01-27 13:10:15 EST
Using xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.99.901-5.fc11 on x86_64, C-A-B no longer zaps X. I'm told this wasn't an intentional change, so there must be something strange going on.

This is mildly annoying when I boot my machine with the KVM switched away, and GDM comes up at 800x600. Normally I zap X and it happily restarts and gets the right resolution. 

I'll happily support disabling C-A-B by default if there's a better solution for this use case.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-27 17:40:23 EST
NOTABUG, upstream changed to DontZap enabled by default.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2009-01-27 21:47:08 EST
What is the xorg.conf syntax to enable it again, just for reference?
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-28 04:04:48 EST
xorg.conf(5)

       Option "DontZap"  "boolean"
              This disallows the use of the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace sequence.  That
              sequence  is  normally  used to terminate the Xorg server.  When
              this option is enabled, that key sequence has no special meaning
              and is passed to clients.  Default: off.

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