Subject: Re: ctrl+alt+del
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/09/2001 23:38:36
On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:56:51PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:

> There has been a discussion on how to do this on tech-kern (in January 2001,
> subject "Kernel <-> init communication for shutdown").

Ok, I'll look at it.

> It's only clear consensus was: this has to be configurable.

Yeah, it could be pretty to be able to setup the keys to do that for

> Some other points to note: Ctrl-Alt-Del is just one of the i386 specific
> incarnation of a signal the user sends to initiate a shutdown. Pressing the
> "Power" button on a Mac keyboard is the same, as it is on Sun's (where there
> is another soft-power button in the case).

I've seen a Power button in lots of new keyboards for PC's.

> Actually, on modern PCs, pressing the power button should do the same - via
> some ACPI magick in the kernel.

The problem is that my router doesn't have apm nor acpi... heh

> Martin