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Old 01-28-2011, 05:25 AM   #1
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ctrl-alt-shift-F5 just killed my X

I'm annoyed. I just lost some code I was typing because I was trying to hit ctrl-alt-shift-5 (regexp replace in Emacs), but accidentally hit ctrl-alt-shift-F5.

This dumped me out of gnome and took me to the plaintext terminal.

Now, I've been on Linux for just a few months and haven't seen that yet. With no GUI, of course I couldn't look online to see what to do. So I had no choice but to reboot

So, two questions:

1. Where do I change that ctrl-alt-shift-F5 key command? It's a very easy slip of the finger and chances are I'll do that again.

2. If it does dump me out of my x session, is there a way to go back to the existing session with all the apps and data intact? Or is everything catastrophically gone because of an accidental keystroke?

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ctrl alt f7 would have put you back into your gui tty
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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Ctrl-alt-F7... so it does. Thanks!

Since I now know how to recover, no worries about changing the keybinding.


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