Ticket #708 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Consider disabling DontZap

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is handy in the clusters when all else fails. However, in the new world order, one apparently enables this differently:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by andersk

Alt-SysRq?-K tells the kernel to kill all processes on the current virtual terminal, which should work at least as well as Ctrl-Alt-Backspace used to (and people on the internets seem to agree), so I propose documenting that and moving on.

See also  Ubuntu’s rationale for leaving Ctrl-Alt-Backspace disabled.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

Do we still care? Alt-Sysrq-K works well enough, and I'd rather not diverge from upstream (and would rather take the opportunity to teach people about magic-sysrq)

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Meh, wontfix.

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