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Re: x : keyboard not working

Brian composed on 2017-10-06 23:31 (UTC+0100):

> On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 16:37:22 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

>> Brian composed on 2017-10-06 20:37 (UTC+0100):

>> > On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 21:19:28 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:

>> >> for that matter, even "ctrl+alt+backspace" doesn't work to shutdown the
>> >> x server. :(

>> > This disappeared from xorg many, many years ago. But it can be re-enabled
>> > in Debian. An XKBOPTIONS options is what you look for if you really want
>> > it. 

>> It only disappeared as a default. It was switched to an option. I use the same
>> method to enable in Debian that works in Fedora and elsewhere:

>> # /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
>> Section "InputClass"
>>         Identifier "system-keyboard"
>>         MatchIsKeyboard "on"
>>         Option "XkbLayout" "us"
>>         Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
>> EndSection

> 'setxbdmap -option "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"' in ~/.xsession is less
> typing and more user-friendly. 

1-That was an "as-is" copy from Fedora on a multiboot system, much easier than
typing in an ~/.xsession file that didn't exist. I have no idea whether the
match or layout lines would be necessary in Debian.

2-Keyword: "user-friendly". /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf is global
configuration, vs. user-specific ~/.xsession.
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