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Old 10-06-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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restarting the Xserver with keyboard shortcuts ctrl+alt+backspace

Ok if I am mistaken what ctrl+alt+backspace does I want whatever that command did in Fedora 12.

My laptop sometimes when it goes into hibernation only shows the mouse on the monitor. I would like to restart the Xserver but the command doesn't work how do I enable it.

I don't see an option in System->Preferences->Keyboard shortcuts
Old 10-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Right-Alt + Print Screen + k

I haven't tried that in fedora but it works in ubuntu...

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1. In the menu, go to System->Preferences->Keyboard (not Keyboard Shortcuts)

2. Go to Layouts tab, click Layout options

3. Expand “Key sequence to kill the X server”. Check “Ctrl+Alt+Backspace”

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