Jaunty alt. to ctrl+alt+backspace

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    It's probably known, but for those who have not yet found this way:-

    Jaunty - for Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
    use:-
    right alt + printscreen +k :argh:
     
  2. tlu

    tlu Guest

    Yes, alternatively you can add

    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "DontZap" "False"
    EndSection
    to the end of xorg.conf in order to have Ctr+Alt+Backspace available. But alt + printscreen +k has the advantage that it kills all processes even if the X-server is completely frozen.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Only if Magic keys are enabled!

    To check, run: cat /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq.

    The output should be 1.

    If not, you will have to echo 1 to the above kernel tunable or to make the change permanent across reboots, add it to sysctl.conf and run sysctl -p to reload the parameters.

    Other cool magic keys include: t - trace, c - crash ...

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  4. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Seem to be enabled by default in Jaunty. Output is 1.
     
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