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Dontzap false doesn't

Discussion in 'X.Org' started by RandomSF, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. RandomSF

    RandomSF New Member

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    Running x.org 7.4, fluxbox 1.1.

    I have
    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
            Option       "DontZap" "false"
    EndSection
    in my xorg.conf, but <ctrl><alt><bksp> no longer does anything. Up until a couple weeks ago I had used this to close down my Xsession.

    Unfortunately for me, I don't remember changing anything that would cause this new (lack of) behavior.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. anomie

    anomie New Member

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    The xorg.conf(5) manpages indicate:
    Could it be that providing any value to this directive registers as true? Just remove the directive from your config altogether and see if you're getting the behavior you want.
     
  3. RandomSF

    RandomSF New Member

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    The rest of that section of man page has
    Code:
    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. 
    Default: on.
    so I think it's enabled by default. I tried your suggestion anyway and it didn't help.
     
  4. anomie

    anomie New Member

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    Hmm, I see. I should have checked my Xorg version (7.3) before responding. In my case, default is off.

    The other thing I'd suggest is checking how "boolean" is represented in the 7.4 xorg.conf manpages. (FALSE == 0, false, off, no.. or what?)
     
  5. richardpl

    richardpl New Member

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    If you dont use hald with Xorg:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
     Identifier "Keyboard0"
     Driver "kbd"
     Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp,...."
    
    if you use hald with Xorg, you need to modify hald settings .....
     
  6. RandomSF

    RandomSF New Member

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    I don't use hald with X.

    Your snippet solved my problem.

    Thank you.