Shutting down X with control+alt+backspace
Samuel Martín Moro
faust64 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 18:30:28 UTC 2009
it may, dealing with portupgrade/portdowngrade
but setting AllowEmptyInput (ServerLayout) works.
hal is'nt well documented...
it'ld be a good idea to explain its configuration in the handbook
Samuel Martín Moro
On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Wojciech Puchar <
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> can older Xorg server be used with just updated drivers?
> drivers are separate modules.
> On Sun, 7 Jun 2009, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> Manolis Kiagias wrote:
>>> Luke Dean wrote:
>>> This is an answer to a question I started to post, but then decided to
>>>> research instead. I know many readers of this list use the feature I'm
>>>> When Xorg was upgraded to version 7.4, the historic ability to shut
>>>> down X
>>>> with Control+Alt+Backspace became a non-default option. The solution to
>>>> re-enabling this behavior was to add
>>>> Option "DontZap" "off"
>>>> to the ServerLayout or ServerFlags section of xorg.conf as documented in
>>>> a note in the Handbook
>>>> A few days ago, x11/xkeyboard-config was upgraded to 1.6 and the
>>>> in the Handbook is no longer sufficient.
>>>> The new solution that gets Control+Alt+Backspace working for me
>>>> again is to add
>>>> Option "XKbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
>>>> to the "InputDevice" section of xorg.conf.
>>> Thanks for mentioning this. I have not yet upgraded to the new version
>>> of xkeyboard-config, but will try this and update the Handbook
>> This gets even more complicated - the setting in xorg.conf will only be
>> effective when "AutoAddDevices" is false (or "AllowEmptyInput" is
>> false). On systems that totally rely on HAL for device detection, the
>> setting has to be moved to an XML file like this:
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <deviceinfo version="0.2">
>> <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keyboard">
>> <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">kbd</merge>
>> <merge key="input.xkb.Model" type="string">pc105</merge>
>> <merge key="input.xkb.Layout" type="string">us</merge>
>> <merge key="input.xkb.Rules" type="string">xorg</merge>
>> <merge key="input.xkb.Options"
>> which should be named i.e. keyboard.fdi and placed in
>> In light of the above, I feel we probably need to add a section on
>> "Configuring Additional Options Using HAL" to the Handbook.
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