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Old 03-07-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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ctrl-alt-backspace does a hard kill on comp

I just got a M$ Natural Keyboard with my new computer. I'm in the process of trying to install the video driver for the card, and found out that when I press ctrl-alt-backspace to kill the X server, it kills the whole computer (and not a nice shutdown, either; it's just like I pressed the power on/off button).

Is there any way to change this behaviour? If not, is there a way to make another key combination kill the X server?

Old 03-07-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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It's an M$ product, so possibly they poisoned the hardware to do that. My mouse isn't poisoned, but it's M$ and it's starting to fuck up majorly as far as battery consumption so I wouldn't doubt that craptacular M$ has screwed you over as well.


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