My first DontZap use case while testing F11 beta

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Tue Apr 7 22:52:28 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 5:43 PM, David <dgboles at> wrote:
> On 4/7/2009 4:31 PM, Paul Wouters wrote:
>> My first fedora 11 beta run-in with not having dontzap set to false.
>> I have a dual twin setup. This already requires an xorg.conf file,
>> because in the no-config running, xorg decides you want to only use
>> one of the two screens it finds. I don't know why, I consider it a bug.
>> I configure it to have dual screen. When I login, my window manager dies
>> on me. My gnome panel only works in my left screen, but anything I
>> select pops up on the right screen, out of focus. I can move my mouse
>> into the other screen but I cannot get any focus. So I cannot get to a
>> terminal or any other application.
>> So I ctrl-alt-f2. Now my left monitor goes into standby mode and my
>> right monitor just shows a blinking cursor. The same for all VC's except
>> alt-f7 which brings me back to my broken X session.
>> I had to login via ssh to fix my machine, because I could not restart X.
>> Indeed, i did not have sysrq enabled yet, that's disabled per default it
>> seems.
>> +1 for reverting to the old behaviour of having ctrl-alt-backspace kill
>> the current X session.
> Sorry Paul. But it does not look like, from what I read here, that there
> will be a vote on this. It appears that you, and all others, have two options.

Indeed. It's pretty clear that any argument to change this new default
is doomed to failure. This thread is purely noise at this point.

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