Trivial questions about CNTL-ALT-DEL and CNTL-ALT-BACKSPACE

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Mon Nov 9 22:38:46 UTC 2009

I've just been installing 7.2-RELEASE/amd64 on a fresh/wiped system
that I plan to use as my future "main" workstation.

Anyway, I've already noticed a couple of things that seem to be different
from prior release that I need to ask about, i.e.:

1)  It appears that CNTL-ALT-DEL now causes a shutdown/reboot.  (I don't
know what release this new feature started in... I only just noticed it
now.)  Anyway, I'd like to know how I can disable this particular bit of
functionality. How do I do that?

2)  Prior versions of X (Xorg?) allowed CNTL-ALT-BACKSPACE to cause an
immediate shutdown of the X server, but now, that doesn't see to work
anymore.  How can I (re-)enable this functionality?

Thanks in advance for any answers.


P.S.  Please send replies to the list.  Otherwise, I may never see them due
to my draconian and haphazard local spam filtering.  Thanks.

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