On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 14:49 -0700, Christopher Aillon wrote: > On 03/27/2009 02:28 PM, Adam Miller 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. > > 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? Not if your console is f*cked up and you just want the f*cking machine to reboot cleanly. Perhaps the bug here is that the X server deactivates ctl-alt-del. Or do the emacs weenies want that one too?
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