Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a convertible laptop/tablet with graphics tablet screen, which often logs out of the current X session whilst using GIMP 2.6. I am dropped back to the login prompt without a system wide restart. All unsaved work is lost, making this a real problem for me.

This only seems to happen whilst reaching over the keyboard to draw on the screen. I have disabled the CTRLAltBackspace shortcut so I don't believe leaning on the keyboard is causing the problem.

There is no output to dmesg or xsession-errors when the restart occurs. Any advice on how to track down or deal with this problem would be appreciated.

OS: Linux mint 13, 64 bit (up to date)
Hardware: unmodified HP Compaq 2710p, (laptop/wacom graphics tablet), no external devices connected.

I have sought an answer at the XFCE forums but with no response after two weeks.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I was having this problem as a result of the 'x' media key (f4) on my lenovo p500. The f4 key is by default an '[x] close' key. Unless I hit fn first.

Anyway, pressing said key on the desktop kills xfce in one keystroke. My current solution is to disable it with xmodmap:

  1. Use xev to read the keycode (focus the window and press the media key)
  2. Use xmodmap -e 'keycode #=' to disable it, ie: xmodmap -e 'keycode 64='
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.