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

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.

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”

Cheers,
Wj

ah ok. i didn’t read the release notes, but thanx :slight_smile:

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Good luck.

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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

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…


DD http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

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?

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


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.

On 12/07/2011 10:36 PM, pyroclastic wrote:
> on some other forums people start blame you by
> saying : we have the same thread about this topic.

what you should do is search the forum to see what has been said
before about a problem…and, if you find the solution then use it
(careful, as i said before to be aware of exactly what the problem was,
the operating system, the video etc etc etc)…

so, if you do that you might not have to post! if you do post then no
one should give you a hard time for posting a NEW problem…or, maybe a
similar problem but on a newer version etc etc etc

now, i can’t make a hard and fast rule on when to post a new thread and
when not…but, i CAN say that a person running 12.1 probably has so
much different than a three year old thread which i’m sure wasn’t about
a 12.1 problem… see?

oh, and don’t just jump on the first answer you find! i mean, we DO have
folks drop in here and with one week’s experience start ‘helping’…so,
notice how many posts the answer giver has, and when s/he joined the
forum and that kinda stuff (which is not to say that a person joining
today will not know more than the guy here with 20,000 post…it could
happen…probably does…sure does almost every time one of the
developers drops in…they may had 20 posts and know exactly what is
going on.)


DD http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

i understand, by the way i might be one of those guys you were talking about )) im new but i do catch stuff pretty fast,i would say almost in the air :stuck_out_tongue: