ATI Radeon HD5500 driver question

Warren Block wblock at
Sat May 19 23:28:54 UTC 2012

On Sat, 19 May 2012, Polytropon wrote:

>> 3.  The Xorg man page notes that <ctrl><alt><bksp> should cause it to
>> exit.  However, it doesn't, and I had to use kill -TERM.  Any hints on
>> why <ctrl><alt><bksp> doesn't cause it to exit?
> This is also a new default to _not_ work anymore. You have more
> than two (if I remember correctly) options in making it work.
> You'll find them in the Handbook:
> One possibility when X has been compiled _without_ HAL support
> (and no hald running), placing
> 	Option "DontZap" "false"
> into the "ServerLayout" section should work. Additionally, I see
> that I have
> 	Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
> in the "InputDevice" section of "Keyboard0". It "just" works. :-)

This should work whether or not HAL is installed or running.

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