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Thread: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

  1. #181
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    I think there should be a more complicated key group to kill X (like SysRq+REISUB).

    I remember how many times I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Backspace while doing important work.

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce89 View Post
    How would a dialogue help if X was stuck (don't know the proper term). Surely the dialogue wouldn't appear.
    That was exactly the point I was trying to make a few posts ago. The sole reason for this shortcut is as a last-ditch get out when X has frozen. If the X server has frozen, you cannot expect it to be able to paint a dialog, let alone allow you to click on it

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by OutOfReach View Post
    I think there should be a more complicated key group to kill X (like SysRq+REISUB).

    I remember how many times I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Backspace while doing important work.
    I should point out that REISUB is actually a pneumonic, and each key there (R, E, I, S, U and B) does something. If you hit SysRQ+REI, chances are your system will need to be rebooted to work properly again.

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    I'm pretty sure I used one distro where you had to press ctrl+alt+backspace twice in rapid succession (like as fast as you would double click on the mouse).

    Seems like that would be a good option to prevent accidentally hitting the keys.
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    You guys are all being extremely inconsiderate. Consider laptops for a change.

    Fn + Print Screen = SysRq

    However, Fn + Print Screen = Print Screen

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    I am so glad my laptop has a dedicated PrtSc/SysRq key
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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starks View Post
    You guys are all being extremely inconsiderate. Consider laptops for a change.

    Fn + Print Screen = SysRq

    However, Fn + Print Screen = Print Screen
    I can honestly say I've never quite worked out how to make magic sysrq key combos work on my laptop. No combination of Alt, Fn, PrintScrn/SysRq or anything else seems to have any effect.

    So alt-sysrq-k doesn't do it for my laptop.

    Otherwise, I would have no problems with that as an alternative. We'd just need to do global search and replace on all tutorials on the internet and we'd be good.

    Code:
    sed -i -e's/CTRL-ALT-Backspace/alt-sysrq-k/g' the_entire_internet

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post
    i'm pretty sure i used one distro where you had to press ctrl+alt+backspace twice in rapid succession (like as fast as you would double click on the mouse).

    Seems like that would be a good option to prevent accidentally hitting the keys.
    +1

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    Otherwise, I would have no problems with that as an alternative. We'd just need to do global search and replace on all tutorials on the internet and we'd be good.

    Code:
    sed -i -e's/CTRL-ALT-Backspace/alt-sysrq-k/g' the_entire_internet
    Doesn't work for me

    Code:
    sean@SEAN-PC:~$ sed -i -e's/CTRL-ALT-Backspace/alt-sysrq-k/g' the_entire_internet
    sed: +++ Out of cheese error. Please re-install universe and reboot +++
    sean@SEAN-PC:~$

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    Re: POLL: Do you want to have CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE disabled in Jaunty?

    Most users will come to Ubuntu from Windows.

    In Windows Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up a task manager and I would often use it when something crashed.

    So a lot of new Ubuntu users will use the Ctrl-Alt-Del keypress if anything goes wrong. And as things stand they'll lose anything they're working on and be dumped out the GDM logon (perhaps the first time they'll have seen that screen).

    If Ubuntu is serious about being an OS for the masses then Ctrl-Alt-Del must be disabled.

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