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

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Thu Nov 19 03:00:53 UTC 2009

In message <20091116180102.61682ee8 at>, you wrote:

>Am Sun, 15 Nov 2009 15:19:29 -0800
>schrieb "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at>:
>> I _did_ go and read the Handbook section that Manolis Kiagias
>> kindly posted a link to, and I have now tried _both_ of the two
>> ways described there to re-enable CNTL-ALT-BACKSPACE functionality
>> for the X server, and sadly I must report that for me, at least
>> _neither_ of those methods worked
>Put the following to your xorg.conf:
>Section "ServerFlags"
>  Option "DontZap"         "off"
>  Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
>  Option "AutoAddDevices"  "off"
>Section "InputDevice"
>  Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
>This works for me very reliable (xorg-7.4_2).

Ummm... yes.  Thanks.  That does seem to work nicely.

Thanks a bunch.

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