[Sugar-devel] restart by ctl+alt+bs

Sebastian Silva sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Mon May 12 12:36:09 EDT 2014

The Ctl-Alt-Backspace thing was dropped upstream with xorg, the 
graphical server.
It can be restored to its original function, by means of a 
configuration on xorg.conf
(look for "DontZap" option).
In order to get what you want, more or less, and without any coding, 
you'd need to use a Display Manager such as GDM, MDM ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_display_manager_%28program_type%29 ).
I'd suggest to find a nice simple one with packages for fedora and 
start from there.
Regards from Colombia,

El lun, 12 de may 2014 a las 10:18 AM, TONY ANDERSON 
<tony_anderson at usa.net> escribió:
> At some point, the ctl+alt+backspace signal to restart was dropped.  
> This was
> a very handy way
> to get out of dead-ends caused by starting too many activities.
> What I would like to do is have this signal show a screen similar to 
> the
> switch desktop screen but with
> a set of options:
>     Start Sugar
>     Start Gnome
>     Login
> where the login option allows the user to set the nick to his/her 
> username.
> The advantage of this is that
> the nick is reset at Sugar start. This option is needed at sites 
> where more
> than one person uses the laptop (even in OLPC sites, it can be 
> expected that
> more than one person will use the laptop when it is at home).
> Does anyone know why this capability was dropped? Is there any 
> technical
> reason it can not be restored? How does one set the ctl+alt+bs to 
> call a
> procedure in globalkeys (similar to viewsource and screenshot)? Is 
> that the
> way this should be done?
> Thanks,
> Tony
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