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RE: My first DontZap use case while testing F11 beta



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Paul Wouters
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 4:32 PM
> To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> Subject: My first DontZap use case while testing F11 beta
> 
> 
> 
> My first fedora 11 beta run-in with not having dontzap set to false.
> 
> I have a dual twin setup. This already requires an xorg.conf file,
> because in the no-config running, xorg decides you want to only use
> one of the two screens it finds. I don't know why, I consider 
> it a bug.
> 
> I configure it to have dual screen. When I login, my window 
> manager dies
> on me. My gnome panel only works in my left screen, but anything I
> select pops up on the right screen, out of focus. I can move my mouse
> into the other screen but I cannot get any focus. So I cannot get to a
> terminal or any other application.
> 
> So I ctrl-alt-f2. Now my left monitor goes into standby mode and my
> right monitor just shows a blinking cursor. The same for all 
> VC's except
> alt-f7 which brings me back to my broken X session.
> 
> I had to login via ssh to fix my machine, because I could not 
> restart X.
> Indeed, i did not have sysrq enabled yet, that's disabled per 
> default it
> seems.
> 

You could have also rebooted and booted into runlevel 3 to edit xorg.conf :-)

Shawn.

> +1 for reverting to the old behaviour of having 
> ctrl-alt-backspace kill
> the current X session.
> 
> Paul
> 
> 


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