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

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at gmail.com
Tue May 13 08:23:21 EDT 2014

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:18 AM, TONY ANDERSON <tony_anderson at usa.net>
> wrote:
>> 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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> The newest versions of Sugar let you limit the number of open activities,
> hopefully obviating the root cause of the dead-end you described. Regarding
> support for multiple users, that is another topic altogether.

You should look into implementing KSM and zSwap in the XO kernels.
They are a couple of ways that Android KitKat is supporting hardware
with 512MB's of RAM.


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