Trivial questions about CNTL-ALT-DEL and CNTL-ALT-BACKSPACE
tajudd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 22:43:23 UTC 2009
On 11/9/09, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> 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?
# sysctl -d hw.syscons.kbd_reboot
hw.syscons.kbd_reboot: enable keyboard reboot
> 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 to the new versions of xorg, they removed that functionality.
A config file with "DontZap" equal to "off" re-enables it.
Google for DontZap to find where to put it in the config.
> Thanks in advance for any answers.
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