Current default for X servers as shipped in various distributions is to not enable the traditional Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination to kill the X server. If you would like to re-enable this feature, you may do so in your desktop's Keyboard Preferences application. You may also enable it for the current session using the command
"setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp".
This morning, hardworking Debian developers pushed the remaining pieces of the brand new X.Org 7.3 to Debian sid (unstable) distribution. And it must be said, a well done job!
ii x11-apps 7.3+1 X applications
ii x11-common 1:7.3+2 X Window System (X.Org)
ii x11-session-utils 7.3+1 X session utilities
ii x11-utils 7.3+1 X11 utilities
ii x11-xfs-utils 7.3+1 X font server utilities
ii x11-xkb-utils 7.3+1 X11 XKB utilities
ii x11-xserver-utils 7.3+1 X server utilities
ii xbase-clients 1:7.3+2 miscellaneous X clients - metapackage
ii xorg 1:7.3+2 X.Org X Window System
ii xorg-dev 1:7.3+2 the X.Org X Window System development
ii xserver-xorg 1:7.3+2 the X.Org X server
ii xutils 1:7.3+2 X Window System utility programs
This one has bothered me for a long time. The solution is, of course, simple. But, I still don't understand why was it necessary to force users to search so hard for this piece of information, where all the older X server releases worked OK out of the box?
If you find that after upgrading to X.Org 7.3 your display becomes very slow, and you own ATI Radeon, all you need to do is to put this line in the Device section of your