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

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

On Friday 30 January 2009 15:18:26 Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 05:09:40PM -0000, Alberto Milone wrote:
> > > have learnt to deal with X freezes by using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
>
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is widely offered in help guidance:
>
> http://www.google.com/search?q=site:help.ubuntu.com+ctrl-alt-backspace
> (271 results)
>
> > e.g., by requiring you to hold down Ctrl+Alt+Bksp for 5 seconds before
>
> This is the most sensible suggestion I've heard.
>
> Alberto: would you will to offer up a patch that forces a
> hold-for-5-seconds requirement with no other keys being pressed in the
> meantime?
>
> This would:
> * fix the root problem
> * without breaking the currently defined behaviour
> * without needing a configuration option
>
> Nota Bene: we should probably do this for Ctrl-Alt-Del too.
>
> -Paul

If Mark and other developers agree, I'm available to hack on X.org to
implement this solution.

I'm fine with either having to hold down Ctrl+Alt+Bksp for 5 seconds or having
to press Ctrl+Alt+Bksp twice (as implemented in OpenSuse).

Either way these settings could be changed in the xorg.conf.

Regards,

Alberto

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