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Xgl Shift-Backspace

Found a solution for the Xgl problem where pressing Shift-Backspace caused the X server to kill itself!

Run the following from a terminal:

xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace"

That should fix it. Thanks to the Quick and Dirty Hacks blog for pointing this out.

UPDATE: From what I can tell, looks like this is required to be entered everytime X is restarted (when you logout/login or restart the machine), so best to put the command in a startup script for your desktop so you don’t have to worry about entering it manually each time.

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4 Comments

  1. Stefan Georg wrote:

    thanks man…was annoying when typing an essay or doing command line stuff on remote servers!

    Monday, September 25, 2006 at 05:59 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux
  2. zulu9 wrote:

    cool. thanks for an easy way to get rid of this annoying thing!

    Monday, September 25, 2006 at 21:52 | Permalink | Using Konqueror Konqueror 3.5 on Debian GNU/Linux Debian GNU/Linux
  3. Hasan Khalil wrote:

    Thanks! Worked like a charm.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 15:23 | Permalink | Using Safari Safari 521.24 on Mac OS Mac OS
  4. isolationism wrote:

    Wow, that was annoying. Thanks for publishing the fix.

    Monday, December 25, 2006 at 05:49 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

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  1. […] Save that in ~/.kde/Autostart. Now you need to go into ~/.kde/Autostart, right-click your newly saved script, choose Properties. Go to the Permissions tab and tick is executable. OK that, log out then in again and you should have Compiz running! This script also should prevent Xgl Shift-Backspace syndrome. You can download the script direct here. […]

  2. Bill’s Weblog » Disable XGL ‘Feature’ on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 09:59

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