Problems with Xorg after portupgrade

Jerry gesbbb at
Mon Apr 20 12:00:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 03:58:10 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:


>> While CTRL+ALT+Backspace does not kill the X server, I can press 
>> CTRL+ALT+F1 or ALT+F1 to return to the text mode console.  I then
>> kill the X server via CTRL+C.  
>There's a new setting that needs to be put into xorg.conf:
>	Section "ServerFlags"
>		Option "DontZap" "false"
>	EndSection
>Then you should be able to Ctrl+Alt+BkSpace to kill X.

Maybe I am reading this incorrectly; however, in my /etc/xorg.conf file,
I have this notation.

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

It would seem the language is confusing. As I would understand it,
uncommenting the line disables the sequence. Therefore, it would seem
to indicate that leaving it commented out activates the sequence. Maybe
the language should be cleaned up.

gesbbb at

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