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



On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 21:22 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 18:26 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 15:45 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > You know the reset button on the machine resets the entire machine, right?
> > > 
> > 
> > No matter how fast or sloppy my typing, nor what editor I use, I'm very
> > unlikely to accidentally reach under the desk and hit the (recessed)
> > reset button while sitting at the keyboard, working.
> > 
> > On many machines now, the power switch invokes a shutdown dialog,
> > instead of simply powering the machine off with no warning--see the
> > GNOME power-management applet's dialog.  On my wife's Dell Dimension, I
> > haven't even been able to locate a reset button--the only thing on the
> > front panel available to press is the power button.  No reset button on
> > any of my laptops, either.
> 
> On all machines I know of, pressing the power button for 4 seconds
> performs a hard reset.

Yes, also not likely to be done by accident.

> 
> Simo.
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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