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Re: F11: xorg decision to disable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace



On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 17:52 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
> Christopher Aillon wrote:
> >
> > Also, won't Ctrl+Alt+<Fn> still work to get you to a vt where you can 
> > at your choice kill X manually, or try to debug the problem further?
> >
> 
>  From a previous post in thread:
> Just how do I sent that to a VM from a VMM? Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is the 
> menu selection. And this behavior has been a part of X as I said, for 
> decades.
> 
> Many tools have already embedded Ctrl-Alt-Backspace and they count on 
> it's availability to function.

So whoever wrote those tools confused a configurable keybinding with a
supported api. It certainly highlights why it is a good idea to turn it
off by default: it is a loaded weapon that random clients can use to
kill your session. 


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