Subject: Re: POLL: wscons hotkeys
To: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/1999 22:58:52
On Jan 17, 12:53pm, Andrew Gillham wrote:
} Alan Barrett writes:
} > What about binding the "trusted path" functionality to control-alt-delete
} > (as opposed to control-alt-backspace). Many DOS and Wintel users expect
} > control-alt-delete to reboot or to get them a prompt from some trusted
} > part of the OS.
} I would like something like this:
} control-alt-delete - close all VC's and re-init wscons.
} control-alt-backspace - terminate use of this VC (logout?)
} control-alt-enter - retrun VC to known terminal state(reset)
} control-alt-plus - increase to next text size (80x43/50/etc)
} control-alt-minus - decrease to next text size
} The -delete once could switch to VC0, and print a "press c-a-d again to
} close all VC's and start over" type of a message. People coming from the
} DOS/Windows world have c-a-d *BURNED* into their minds. It is a question
} of *when* they will give the three finger salute, not if. It would be
} nice if we could embed some kind of query into wscons, so hitting c-a-d
} would give you the option of shutdown/reboot/logout/unwedge console etc.
Some distributions of Linux use c-a-d as a synonym for shutdown.
Just another datapoint. The common theme seems to be c-a-d generally
means reboot/shutdown, except on WinNT where it means 'get me a
trusted path to the login screen'.
}-- End of excerpt from Andrew Gillham