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Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del reboot?

By bowieb ·
We have a bunch of WinNT servers and a few RedHat 6.2 servers. On the NT servers, you have to log in with Ctrl-Alt-Del, so it gets to be a habit to press that when you sit down at a server. Unfortunately, this does an immediate reboot on the Linuxservers!

How can I disable the Ctrl-Alt-Del keystroke sequence so we can stop accidentally rebooting the Linux boxes?

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Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del reboot?

by SyscoKid In reply to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del rebo ...

I don't know Linux at all, does this make sense to you?

"Avoid Accidental Reboots

If you use Windows NT at all, you may want to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Del key binding on your Linux box (which is the shortcut to reboot.) It is very annoying to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del thinking you were about to login to an NT box and finding out you just told a Linux box to reboot. Comment out the line for it in /etc/inittab by placing a # sign at the beginning of the line."

Found it at

www.frankenlinux.com/guides/tweaks.html

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Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del reboot?

by bowieb In reply to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del rebo ...

Perfect!

It's also worth noting that you need to do "telinit q" to have it take effect without rebooting.

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by bowieb In reply to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del rebo ...

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Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del reboot?

by SyscoKid In reply to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del rebo ...

Tech Republic and\or has a weird way of caching pages. I just got a notification that my answer had been rated, but to me it's still showing Not Rated, even if I refresh.

However, if I move to another workstation and look at it, it shows accepted. Let's see if this answer gets posted to a closed question.

If it does, feel free to leave it unrated.

Glad I was able to help you.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del rebo ...

Hey, how 'bout that?

I meant Tech Republic and\or IE.

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