Xorg 1.6 Upgrade Guide
When upgrading xorg-server, you will likely have to upgrade libxcb as
well. This library's upgrade is not as simple as it may seem. Therefore, libxcb has its own upgrade guide.
Please do read and follow libxcb's upgrade guide before upgrading
xorg-server, or you will risk badly breaking your system.
Xorg now ignores Ctrl-Alt-Backspace by default. If you want to reenable
zapping, there are a couple options :
If you run Gnome, go the Keyboard preferences applet in the System ->
Preferences menu. In the "Layout" tab, click on "Layout Options" and enable
"Key sequence to kill the X server". This setting will be stored in GConf.
If you want to enable zapping without using any graphical utility, just run
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
If you want to make the change permanent, regardless of your desktop
environment, you have a few more options :
If you use HAL to manage input devices, copy the following HAL fdi snippet
into the fdi file from /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ which you use to
control your keyboard. <merge key="input.xkb.options"
type="string">terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp</merge> If you do not
have any custom keyboard rules, you can copy and adapt rules from
If you still use xorg.conf to manage your input devices, just
add the following to your keyboard's InputDevice section : Option
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