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    Default ctrl alt backspace???

    hi
    new to openSuse
    why the heck doesn't ctrl alt backspace do anything?
    It just beeps at me and thats it? heh
    never had this with other kde desktops before :s
    thanx
    kaddy

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    Default Re: ctrl alt backspace???

    It's mentioned in the release notes displayed during the install. You have to hit that combination twice within 2 seconds to kill the X server. This is to make sure it wasn't accidental.

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    Default Re: ctrl alt backspace???

    As ken_yap already explained, this is a new feature to overcome accidental aborting of your X session.

    If you want to disable the feature altogether (to have it behave like it did before), add this option in the [Section "ServerFlags"] of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

    Option "ZapWarning" "False"

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    Default Re: ctrl alt backspace???

    ah ok. i didn't read the release notes, but thanx

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    Somebody didn't read the documentation? *gasp* Call in the fire brigade!

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    Default Re: ctrl alt backspace???

    hmm very strange i try and try. 2 sec even more. but still cant get it work. i have opensuse 12.1

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    On 11/24/2011 04:46 PM, pyroclastic wrote:
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    > hmm very strange i try and try. 2 sec even more. but still cant get it
    > work. i have opensuse 12.1


    be careful where you get answers--you got yours from a three year old
    thread....LOTs changes around here in three years....some answers you
    get for (say) 11.0 might wreck your 12.1, so . . .

    now my question is: why do you want to rudely kill X?

    let me say it a different way: don't do it!

    if you need to restart X then log out...doing so will result in an
    orderly shut down of your desktop environment and X..

    or, are you having freezes? if so, trying to learn how to rude kill X is
    not going to help you stop the freezes...on the contrary it might make
    the situation worse..

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    Default Re: ctrl alt backspace???

    be careful where you get answers--you got yours from a three year old
    thread....LOTs changes around here in three years....some answers you
    get for (say) 11.0 might wreck your 12.1, so . . .


    my mistake i didint notice the date.

    now my question is: why do you want to rudely kill X?

    because i have TV connected to my Pc to watch movies and when i connect HDMI cable and make in ATI control center changes he asks me to restart thats why i do wanted to kill X(or restart it )


    or, are you having freezes? if so, trying to learn how to rude kill X is
    not going to help you stop the freezes...on the contrary it might make
    the situation worse..


    no thanks to develepers of suse i have no freezing problems at the moment.

    now my question is, do you think just login off and loging back in will be counting as a restart ? i mean will Ati CC will see it as a restart ? ( or im just gona test it later myself)

    and the last question, is it wrong to respond in the later threads as this one if my problem is simular ?

    Ps. by the way i couldnt restart X because i had shortcut CTRL+ALT for changing keyboard layout. when i changed to ALT+SPACE , and tryed again it did restart X.

    PS.2 if you dont mind telling me why is it so bad to restart X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE?
    Last edited by pyroclastic; 07-Dec-2011 at 08:19. Reason: forgot something to say

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    On 12/07/2011 04:16 PM, pyroclastic wrote:
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    > now my question is, do you think just login off and loging back in will
    > be counting as a restart ? i mean will Ati CC will see it as a restart ?


    yes, log out and back in will restart x

    > ( or im just gona test it later myself)


    do that!


    > and the last question, is it wrong to respond in the later threads as
    > this one if my problem is simular ?


    right/wrong i don't know, but most helper folks here would rather a new
    thread with all the needed info included--*and* saying "i have the same
    problem" or "i have a similar problem" is usually not enough! think
    about all the possible variations in: openSUSE version, kernel version,
    video driver used, hardware in use, symptoms seen, errors seen, etc etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 12/07/2011 04:16 PM, pyroclastic wrote:
    >
    > now my question is, do you think just login off and loging back in will
    > be counting as a restart ? i mean will Ati CC will see it as a restart ?


    yes, log out and back in will restart x

    > ( or im just gona test it later myself)


    do that!


    > and the last question, is it wrong to respond in the later threads as
    > this one if my problem is simular ?


    right/wrong i don't know, but most helper folks here would rather a new
    thread with all the needed info included--*and* saying "i have the same
    problem" or "i have a similar problem" is usually not enough! think
    about all the possible variations in: openSUSE version, kernel version,
    video driver used, hardware in use, symptoms seen, errors seen, etc etc etc

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    DD
    openSUSE®, the "German Engineered Automobiles" of operating systems!
    Understood, its just on some other forums people start blame you by saying : we have the same thread about this topic. but i undestand what you mean and im complitly agree with you.

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