Code review comment for lp:~albertomilone/gnome-control-center/randr-virtual

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:

> These are all reasons why I'm of the opinion that changing the DontZap
> default was the wrong solution to the problem people were trying to solve,
> namely that you could hit Ctrl+Alt+Bksp by accident and toast your session.
> The right way to compromise on this would be to have a Zap implementation in
> the server that *doesn't* carry a significant risk of users (experienced or
> inexperienced) triggering it by accident; e.g., by requiring you to hold
> down Ctrl+Alt+Bksp for 5 seconds before it triggers, turning Zap on my
> default, and prominently documenting the behavior change.

People can still use what the kernel provides;

alt + SysRq + k (t for DVORAK addicts)

kills everything on the current VT, which is basically what zapping does.
Also, there are situations where zapping doesn't work, but this one

The combo *is* harder to discover (also on purpose), but should please
the vocal minority who can't live without "Zap OOTB"..

Timo Aaltonen
Systems Specialist
IT Services, Helsinki University of Technology
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