Re: CTRL ALT and DEL
From: Robert M. Riches Jr. (spamtrap42_at_verizon.net)
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 05:23:01 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Esta Vida Nueva wrote:
> I am running RH8; having used and got used to Windows, I am now running
> Linux on my laptop machine, one feature of Windows I miss is the security
> menu that appears, when you push CTRL ALT and DEL. Does anybody know of a
> way to "customise" the reaction to this key combination, under X11; for
> example, a menu on-screen consisting of the "Lock Screen" and "Log Out"
> that appear in the "start" menu, and "System Monitor".
In file /etc/inittab, about in the middle of the file, you
should see a short section labeled "Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE"
(without the quote marks). That's where you do what you
want to do. The only non-default thing I have ever tried is
/bin/echo a string that says the key combo is disabled. (I
don't want anyone but me shutting down my main machine.)
(Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)