CTRL – ALT – Backspace
Here’s a little tip for users that upgrade from Fedora 10 to Rawhide and like to make use of the CTRL – ALT – Backspace combo.
Due to a change in Xorg, the combination doesn’t work by default anymore. You have to override it manually by adding the following lines to your xorg.conf file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf):
Option “DontZap” “off”
Here’s the corresponding manual section:
Option “DontZap” “boolean”
This disallows the use of the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace sequence. That sequence is normally used to terminate the Xorg server. When this option is enabled (as per default), that key sequence has no special meaning.
I guess this also applies to other distributions which are using Xorg 1.6.
CTRL – ALT – Backspace by Eelko Berkenpies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.