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Re: A further ctrl-alt-backspace mystery.



In general, a simple change in the BIOS AGP/PCI settings can cause a
stable machine to go wild.
Can you post the machine hardware configuration?
BTW, "DontZap" "False" is the default. You can delete it altogether.

Gilboa

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 10:03 -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> We started out with the realization that ctrl-alt-backspace would not
> work on our FC4 lab machines to restart the X server.
> 
> Research led us to inset the following clause in the xorg.conf to
> disable this key sequence altogether:
> Section "ServerFlags"
>         Option "DontZap" "true"
> 	EndSection
> 
> Logic then led us to wonder if the clause:
> Section "ServerFlags"
>         Option "DontZap" "false"
> 	EndSection
> 
> would allow ctrl-alt-backspace to operate as it should. The answer we
> found was sometimes. In several cases two machines with identical
> hardware and identical software would have different behavior. One of
> the pair would work and the other would go into a crazy state where
> rebooting became necessary.
> 
> Does anyone have any further wisdom of this matter that they are
> willing to share?
> 
> --
> 
> =======================================================================
> Do not meddle in the affairs of troff, for it is subtle and quick to anger.
> -------------------------------------------
> Aaron Konstam
> Computer Science
> Trinity University
> telephone: (210)-999-7484



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