Ctrl + Alt + Backspace for restarting x-server on debian squeeze working again

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Datum: 07.01.2010 00:50:18

Noticed it some time ago that like in ubuntu (since 9.04), debian doesn't restart the x-server if you hit ctrl + alt + backspace anymore.

It was deactivated in the X-Server some time ago because people thought it was pushed to often accidently, especially by former windows users. I think I never pushed it accidently, but well, as long as it is easy reactivateable it is no problem.
 

On ubuntu this could be fixed by installing dontzap via apt-get/apitude or synaptic and running "dontzap --disable". I only tried that since I remembered it, but it didn't work in debian because the package didn't exist. I didn't look into it anymore, but today I accidently found an option while klicking through the keyboard-settings which reactivates it under debian squeeze:

Preferences -> System -> Keyboard -> Layouts (Tab) -> "Layout Options" (Button bottom right) -> "Key sequence to kill the X Server" -> "Control + Alt + Backspace".


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