This is pretty funny. I have the opposite problem of you. I cannot kill X with ctrl+alt+backspace
. This is due a little problem I'm having with my keyboard layout in Slackware 9.0 and graphical mode. To correct the problem, I have to load the correct xmodmap. Loading xmodmap xmodmap.se (for my swedish layout) it corrects the keyboard and the backspace/killX thing stops working.
Try looking if this works for you. This is far the most inaccurate solution, but would be a "working around" untill somebody explanes why "DontZap" does not work for you and why my xmodmap kills my shortcut in killing X.
Go into /usr/share/xmodmap
find your keyboard layout there and type
xmodmap xmodmap.us (this is just a guess)
If it works, and you are satisfied with this n00b work around I did, copy your modmap to home directory using:
cp xmodmap.us /home/user/.Xmodmap
Good luck and sorry for not having a wiser solution