Shutting down X with control+alt+backspace

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Jun 7 19:43:43 UTC 2009

> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> can older Xorg server be used with just updated drivers?
>> drivers are separate modules.
> Never tried, but the way Xorg is going this looks kind of frightening ;)

that's why i'm asking. To do it that way in port system, because Xorg 
started to follow "linux way" and "kde/gnome way" i.e.

- adding hald as a "requirement" by default
- disabling CTRL-ALT-backspace by default - of course user should not 
leave X session, it's forbidden ;)

it's not funny, because while i don't use all these KDE/gnome things, i do 
need X.

Actually X11 isn't quite unix philosophy, it should be graphics support in 
console driver, but it's not possible to do it now with so many gfx cards.

I wonder how long it will take that we will have to build our own 
computer to be able to run unix normally. Maybe someone will do, using off 
the shelf CPUs, and quite simple gfx controller.
Actually not many unix users do need all these 3D functions. most just 
need framebuffer with 2D acceleration.

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