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How do I enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, there's still a need to kill the XServer from time to time. Since upgrading to Raring ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled and I can't find this option in the keyboard settings any-more: ...
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How to kill X server using a key combination? [duplicate]

Is there a way to kill the current X server using a keyboard combination? Is it possible to do so without having sudo permissions?
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ctrl + alt + backspace does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? My Esc key sequences (such as those used to restart x etc) don’t seem to work. For example when i press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace which is ...
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CAPS LOCK to CONTROL remap is reset after screen lock [duplicate]

I am trying to map my Caps Lock to Control. To that end I added the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps to the Startup Applications menu. This works fine whenever I start the system, however, ...
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How to restart X server with the old key combination (ctrl -alt - backspace) in 14.04 [duplicate]

I know that since 11.04 the keyboard short-cut of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace has been disabled by default. However at least as recently as 12.04 you were able to enable it via the Keyboard GUI: The Keyboard ...
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Preseed values for keyboard-configuration [duplicate]

I'd like to activate ctrl+alt+backspace on multiple pcs (Ubuntu 14.04) using dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration I don't want to do the dialog every time so i tried: debconf-get-selections | ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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Restart Only GUI Session Or Restart Only Operating System?

Is It possible In Linux to restart only gui session or os ( i m not talking about restarting pc ) back in windows 98 if u want to restart the gui session or only os u just need to hold down shift key ...
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How do you protect Ubuntu login?

I seem to remember that a few years back, in order to login on Windows you had to type Ctrl-Alt-Del to get a login screen. The advantage of this was that if you had a cat or child that liked to ...
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How to set keyboard combination to kill the X server?

It used to be ctrl+alt+backspace to kill x server, but for some unknown reason, it was decided to disable that combination and use something else (I think it is right alt + printscreen +k). So, how ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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How do I enable the ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut in 11.10 (gui)? [closed]

I know there is a command line solution here: How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? However, I am looking to enable it the way you used to on previous versions (the settings are not there in GNOME 3.2 ...
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Restart Unity Without Logging Out

I've used the command unity to restart Unity without logging out, but recently that's been also logging me out. I've also tried using unity --replace but that does the same thing. Can someone ...
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How to kill a process that I know it freezes my ubuntu?

I have a process (TRAIN) that turns and I have also started kdevelop and tried to build some application. Then it has frozen. Everything has frozen, no mouse, no changing desktop (Ctrl+Alt+arrow). I ...
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Dual monitor problem on disconnect [closed]

I'm using a dual monitor setup on a Samsung QX412 laptop. My external monitor is connected via HDMI. I am NOT using the additional Nvidia drivers.Ubuntu uses Gnome 2 when I install them, so they don't ...

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