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Thread: How to kill the X Server in 14.04?

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    How to kill the X Server in 14.04?

    I notice the Alt-Printscreen-K combination for killing X in an emergency doesn't work in 14.04 - I get this message on the terminal/dmesg:

    Code:
    SysRq : This sysrq operation is disabled.
    The other SysRq/Printscreen ones still work fine (you know, B to reboot, U to unmount etc).

    How do you kill the X server in 14.04?

    EDIT: Never mind, I found it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post12277030
    Last edited by 3rdalbum; April 25th, 2014 at 11:21 AM.
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    Re: How to kill the X Server in 14.04?

    I think this method is much simpler. In short, run
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
    and say yes when it asks you whether you want Control+Alt+Backspace to kill X.

    EDIT: Sorry, I see you wanted a different shortcut. Is there any difference between Alt-Printscreen-K and Control+Alt+Backspace?
    Last edited by iris-n; June 15th, 2014 at 10:56 PM.
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