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Old 12-06-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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SHIFT-Backspace Kills X-Server

Hi... first off...I'm pretty new to linux...

I installed Suse 9 a couple of weeks ago, and since I plugged in my new keyboard, the x-server is killed whenever I press Shift+Backspace. I read, that this is supposed to happen when pressing CTRL-SHIFT-Backspace..but the way it is now it is pretty annoying.

Hopefully someone here has encountered this problem before and knows how to solve it.

Thanks alot

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It's supposed to happen with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<BkSpc>

Are your keys gone sticky?

If you can't find why it happens try enabling
the server flag "DontZap" in /etc/X11/XF86Config

Old 03-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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Alternative solution to Shift-Backspace zapping X

Many people can run "xmodmap /usr/share/xmodmap/" 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/" 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


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