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



On Tuesday 31 March 2009 11:50:00 Michal Hlavinka wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 March 2009 11:27:15 Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > Christopher Stone wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Tom Lane <tgl redhat com> wrote:
> > >> Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> writes:
> > >>> c-a-bs to me is an "ejection seat button"
> > >>> => disabling it is not helpful
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > I was just thinking it would be cool if c-a-bs would send you to a
> > > virtual console and open up a text confirmation dialog box.  Dunno if
> > > something like that is possible though.
> >
> > As I previously wrote, to me such proposals are in the same class as:
> > "Do you really want to eject? Enter root password to eject, confirm
> > ejection ... ejection will be started in 60 secs ..."
> >
> > It voids "c-a-bs" as a means of "emergency button". They are meant to
> > prevent _further_ damage in situations of emergencies and aren't
> > necessarily guaranteed to "not cause damage".
>
> Yes, I agree, completely. When something starts to eat all resources, you
> can kill it (with whole X server if it's not the X server eating all). You
> definitely have no time to switch to vt, log in and kill it...

Exactly!

> I think disabling c+a+bs is really wrong decision :(

I don't care if we have control+alt+backspace or 
control+shift+alt+f5+backspace+* but I want to have it enabled by default.

Jaroslav

> > ...


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