Subject: Re: cntlaltdel on console
To: Jared D. McNeill <email@example.com>
From: John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/25/2001 16:46:12
"Jared D. McNeill" <email@example.com> writes:
> > What if I'm running, say, vmware, and want to send ctl-alt-del to win2000?
> > Right now it just works as expected, but if the OS is supposed to trap it,
> > that would not be possible.
> How does Linux handle this?
Sorry, I just got into the tail end of this thread, but under Linux
the behavior is:
1) Under console, Ctrl-Alt-Del on (almost?) all architectures has the
same effect as running reboot as root.
2) Under X, the combination has no effect. A reboot can be done by
This would imply that setuid apps could prevent the combination from
doing anything, but I don't have frequent occasion to test it and
almost never work out of X anyway.
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> GPG: 0x8A1D9A1F www.complete.org