[CentOS] need info for X11 keybindings for CentOS7

Wed Dec 11 22:15:53 UTC 2019
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

YAY! How to close X on Centos7 with a keyboard sequence solved!

Chapter 13  RedHat Desktop Migration and Administration gives 
instructions for setting up Ctrl+Alt+Backspace as the escape from X! 
Just followed the instructions and worked great!


"And in the end, only kindness matters."
    -- Jewel, "Hands"

On 12/11/19 6:29 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On 12/9/19 5:06 PM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> On Dec 9, 2019, at 17:54, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Yes, those consoles are available but they are NOT my original text 
>>> mode login console which used to be vt1 and is now taken over by 
>>> Gnome. What they do is bring me to a login prompt -- this is NOT 
>>> what I want. This change to vt1 for my GUI, in this case, Gnome is a 
>>> change with version 7 of CentOS due to some sort of validation with 
>>> a REAL console. I am still NOT clear on what the problem is. I could 
>>> easily go in and modify startx to NOT start with vt1 for GUI (this 
>>> is NOT in the "standard" version of startx) but well, I am still 
>>> trying to sort this out.
>> The “startx” command will run Xorg with -keeptty if you launch it 
>> from a VT console. I believe this is related to non-setuid Xorg and 
>> systemd-logind, but it’s been a long time since I’ve cared about 
>> startx. I prefer graphical login prompts. I think you can run startx 
>> with a vt7 parameter if you want the old behavior.
>>> What happened to cause this concern to me. My GUI totally and 
>>> completely locked up on me last week. I could NOT log out, I could 
>>> not do ANYTHING! I finally had to just power down completely! The 
>>> old ctrl-alt-F1 used to put me back at console without fail. I don't 
>>> like having this option "taken away".
>> You couldn’t log in on another VT and kill the other session? Or just 
>> run reboot?  I’m pretty sure that the xorg-x11-xinit package hasn’t 
>> changed in several years so you must not have needed it that much.
>> -- 
>> Jonathan Billings
> Thanks for your response. I will investigate the RH bug that lead to 
> this decision and see what other alternatives acceptable to me might 
> exist.
> -- Kay Schenk
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