Commit 801bc807 authored by Peter Hutterer's avatar Peter Hutterer

xfree86: update man page for special keys handling.

SpecialKeyHandling was removed from the kbd driver with version 1.4.0. Since
this is the only version that will build against server 1.7+ it's not
reasonable to mention it in the man page. Reword, point to XKB instead and
make clear that some key combinations _may_ not be available in any given

Reported-by: Derek Fawcus
Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer's avatarPeter Hutterer <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarAlan Coopersmith <>
parent 75331083
......@@ -421,18 +421,12 @@ The
.B __xservername__
server is normally configured to recognize various special combinations
of key presses that instruct the server to perform some action, rather
than just sending the key press event to a client application. The
default XKEYBOARD keymap defines the key combinations listed below.
The kbd (__drivermansuffix__) driver also has these key combinations
builtin to its event handler
for cases where the XKEYBOARD extension is not being used. When using
the XKEYBOARD extension, which key combinations perform which actions
is completely configurable.
than just sending the key press event to a client application. These actions
depend on the XKB keymap loaded by a particular keyboard device and may or
may not be available on a given configuration.
The special combinations of key presses recognized directly
.B __xservername__
The following key combinations are commonly part of the default XKEYBOARD
.TP 8
.B Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
Immediately kills the server -- no questions asked. It can be disabled by
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