Is the hotkey combo removed for restarting x?

I recently upgraded to Tumbleweed from 15.4 and find that “CTL>ALT>BKSP” no longer forces a reset of X. Is this normal behavior? Typically I use the combo if upgrades are installed to X, rather than to do a full reboot.

Press “CTRL>ALT>BKSP” two times (within 2 seconds) and it will reset X. This was introduced to prevent accidential reset.

Same here in tumbleweed with xfce. In xfce there’s a way to bring it back and that’s what I did. I add it in application auto start.
I’m not sure if it is applicable on different DE. Whar DE are you using with tumbleweed.

In session and startup I have this command.
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

See comment 2. No need to add something back. Pressing the key combo twice works indepentendly from the used DE in openSUSE.
This was already mentioned 14 years ago in release notes for openSUSE 11

Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace Twice to Terminate the X ServerPressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace on GNOME, KDE, or any other graphical desktop does not terminate the X server any longer. If you press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace within 2 seconds again, it terminates the X server. On most hardware you hear a beep after the first Ctrl-Alt-Backspace press.
In the past it was possible to accidentally terminate an X server using this key combination. Nevertheless, if you want to continue to use this key combination to terminate your X server, remove the following line from the ServerFlags section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
Option “ZapWarning” "on"For more information, see the xorg.conf manpage.

Nope, no joy here before in tumbleweed with xfce even if I press it 100 times til I add the shortcut I add the shortcut.
It’s how I reset x on my side and I know how to press it twice.:wink:

I believe the problem could have been introduced by the migration itself, look for .rpmnew files in /etc, or update the configuration as necessary:

$ localectl
   System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
       VC Keymap: br
      X11 Layout: br
       X11 Model: abnt2
     X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
# Written by systemd-localed(8), read by systemd-localed and Xorg. It's
# probably wise not to edit this file manually. Use localectl(1) to
# instruct systemd-localed to update it.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "system-keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        Option "XkbLayout" "br"
        Option "XkbModel" "abnt2"
        Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"

$ rpm -qf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf

The configuration file is owned by systemd. I don’t recall how the terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp option ended up there though.

I have pressed it a single time until and including 15.4 without failure.
The behavior may be caused by the update to Tumbleweed. But no, pressing the combo twice quickly does not reset X on my system.

Option “XkbOptions” “terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp” added into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf works on all my TW, Leap and older installations. The file is technically optional, so may need to be created in the form awerlang showed in comment #6. The whole filename isn’t as important as its content, but must end in .conf, e.g.:


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**erlangen:~ #** localectl 
   System Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8 
       VC Keymap: de-nodeadkeys 
      X11 Layout: de 
       X11 Model: microsoftpro 
     X11 Variant: nodeadkeys 
     X11 Options: terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp 
**erlangen:~ #**

I use ctrl_alt_bksp whenever I leave the graphical login without saving the session: