Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by letsrock
Linux "Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realize that there may be a few 'new ways of doing things' to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux."
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RE: Errors
by fizzled on Fri 6th Jan 2006 23:35 UTC in reply to "Errors"
fizzled
Member since:
2006-01-06

"I did get one thing out of it. I never knew xkill could be activated with ctl+alt+escape!"

Neither did I... but it's not working for me. I'm using xfce on top of Ubuntu 5.10-- maybe xfce doesn't support it an gnome & kde do.

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RE[2]: Errors
by chemical_scum on Sat 7th Jan 2006 00:35 in reply to "RE: Errors"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

"I did get one thing out of it. I never knew xkill could be activated with ctl+alt+escape!"

Neither did I... but it's not working for me. I'm using xfce on top of Ubuntu 5.10-- maybe xfce doesn't support it an gnome & kde do.


Same here in GNOME on my old Mandrake 10.1 system

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RE[3]: Errors
by Chris on Sat 7th Jan 2006 09:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Errors"
Chris Member since:
2005-09-28

>>
"I did get one thing out of it. I never knew xkill could be activated with ctl+alt+escape!"

Neither did I... but it's not working for me. I'm using xfce on top of Ubuntu 5.10-- maybe xfce doesn't support it an gnome & kde do.

Same here in GNOME on my old Mandrake 10.1 system
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I believe it's a kde only feature..

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RE[2]: Errors
by Sphinx on Sat 7th Jan 2006 01:27 in reply to "RE: Errors"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

Please, you're in X, map any key to any event or any command your heart so desires. The commands may vary a bit from wm to wm but it's built right into every one of them.

I would hate to have someone think Ubuntu desktop may not be as polished as it's hype suggests.

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RE[3]: Errors
by fizzled on Sat 7th Jan 2006 02:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Errors"
fizzled Member since:
2006-01-06

"Please, you're in X, map any key to any event or any command your heart so desires. The commands may vary a bit from wm to wm but it's built right into every one of them.

I would hate to have someone think Ubuntu desktop may not be as polished as it's hype suggests."

I know that I can map the key combination. The impression from the article is that ctrl-alt-esc is a standard keymapping across all different distributions. I'm using a less common window manager, so I'll accept the possiblity that it's not configured as most. This doesn't seem to be the case; it's a specific configuration in whatever distro the author is using and not every installation (as the article suggested.)

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RE[2]: Errors
by ma_d on Sat 7th Jan 2006 06:36 in reply to "RE: Errors"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Just bind it to the program `xkill`. I'm using KDE and it probably has it bound by default.

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RE[3]: Errors
by bogomipz on Sat 7th Jan 2006 21:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Errors"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

The author also mentions that you can hit escape to abort xkill. That means that whatever desktop he's using (the screenshots suggest KDE) interacts with xkill beyond regular keybindings. By simply binding it to a key in another WM you *have* to kill a program once you've activated xkill.

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