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Old 07-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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Cannot disable ctrl-alt-del

Hi -- I've been banging my head on this one for a while. I've tried to disable ctrlalt delete by editing /etc/inittab:

# What to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL is pressed.
#ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now
# commenting it out didn't solve... something else must be catching it.
ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/bin/echo "ctrl-alt-delete has been disabled"
First I commented oiut the appropriate line, then when that didn't work, I substituted in a new action. STill, the three finger salute halts my machine. There must be some other place that keystroke is getting trapped... I just can't find it.

I'm running Kubuntu 6.06, kernel 2.6.15-25-386 on a Dell Latitude D600. Any help will be appreciated.


Last edited by krus; 07-13-2006 at 04:46 PM.
Old 07-13-2006, 04:45 PM   #2
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missing package?

By the way, I've seen man files online for a command called ctrlaltdel, but that's not on my machine, nor can I find a package containing it. Maybe that's specific to another distro and totally unrelated to my problem?


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