Alternative solution to Shift-Backspace zapping X
Many people can run "xmodmap /usr/share/xmodmap/xmodmap.us" to fix the shift-backspace X resetting problem. But I my case it made other things worse/break or still resetted my X... so I found an alternative:
If you do this:
# xmodmap -pp -pk | grep BackSpace
It should show:
22 0xff08 (BackSpace) 0xff08 (BackSpace)
But if there is something about zapping X beteen the parentheses, you should change it back to BackSpace:
# xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace BackSpace"
Put this line into ~/.Xmodmap or .kde/Autostart/mystartups (and make the latter one executable) to make it persistent (for every boot).
This saved me from smashing my keyboard into the screen! I now have no problems at all with Dapper...
Doing "xmodmap /usr/share/xmodmap/xmodmap.us" fixed the Shift|Backspace bug, but now my F12 hotkey and Ctrl+Alt+Workspace number hotkey doesn't work. Anyone else? That sucks!
Erik de Bruijn