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[openFate 302988] Don't Zap by default
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  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 23:05:55 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-302988-13@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Matthias Eckermann <mge@xxxxxxxxxx>
Feature #302988, revision 13
Title: Don't Zap by default

openSUSE-11.0: Done
Priority
Requester: Mandatory
Projectmanager: Important

+ openSUSE-11.1: Done
+ Priority
+ Requester: Mandatory

SLED-11: Done
Priority
Requester: Mandatory
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
We have this long standing issue that ctrl-alt-backspace is exiting the
desktop without much the user can do about it, while every **** web
site asks you if you want to discard random information if you browse
away.
While the zap functionality is useful for some and essential for some
situations, where your X server is broken _and_ the keyboard
combination is not _that_ easy to trigger, shutting it off completely
is not preferred.
So we discussed and what seems reasonable is press once -> beep, press
twice -> zap. Egbert and Luc say this can be implemented in the X
server and then we can leave the option on by default.

Documentation Impact:
yes

Discussion:
#1: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxxxxx> (2007-11-27 13:36:58)
If this feature can't be implemented by let's say alpha 2 due to other
constraints, I would like to change the default to not zapp for beta1.

#2: Michael Loeffler <michl@xxxxxxxxxx> (2007-11-27 14:41:40)
fully in agreement with coolo. Do it with few effort asap or leave it.

#3: Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-01-05 13:07:34)
Sounds like extortion to me. Not nice. And won't help in the end.
People will complain again and we need to revert it again.

#4: Luc Verhaegen <lverhaegen@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-03-20 02:12:54)
Implemented in server and input driver code. Mailing patches to
sndirsch for integration into packages.
The Sax (or whatever) integration needed to specify this option at
install time still needs to be done (i have no clue there).
Implementation details:
xorg.conf: Option "ZapWarning" "True"
Uses PCSpeaker for beep. Press once, beep. Press again within 2s (which
is ample), terminate. Documented in xorg.conf manpage.
Users will be _so_ thrilled about this cool new feature in openSuSE.

#5: Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-03-20 16:21:16)
sax2, which sets this option by default, xorg-x11-server and xorg-x11-
driver-input has now been submitted to STABLE. ==> FIXED for
STABLE/Factory *and* openSUSE 11.0 Beta1.



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