Xorg Issues: Is Ctrl+Alt+Backspace Broken For You?
I have found , especially for bleeding-edge distro users that at least one nice shortcut is now disabled by default for X11’s new version, 1.6.0, you use that. To determine what version of xorg you use, type this command into Terminal:
man xorg | grep xorg-server
If you have 1.6.0 or above, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace will NO LONGER work. This was very useful to restart X Server to reset any changes to X or after an upgrade to your system that broke icons or other visual elements.
To fix this (as root):
- vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- Go to the section called “ServerFlags”
- Under that section add: Option “DontZap” “false”
- If you don’t have that section in your xorg just make the section as so :
Option “DontZap” “false”
That’s it! Log out and log back in , or restart if you want, and Ctrl+Alt+Backspace should be functional again!