[CLUG] gaining control
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Thu Feb 3 09:24:25 GMT 2000
Look in /etc/inittab for the line
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
which reboots when you give give the machine the 3-finger salute.
Type /sbin/init -q to enable the change.
I disabled it after I rebooted a Linux box by accident when I meant to
login to an NT box. (Still think that's a stupid way of bringing up the
login dialog, but then again, this from the company that asks you to
click "Start" to shutdown.. </sarcasm>)
Peter Flynn wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Feb 2000, you wrote:
> > Well, CTRL-ALT-DEL always works unless you disabled it.
> I've only ever had one RH Linux machine on which that worked at all.
> Something somewhere in the config and setup is disabling it I think:
> I have definitely never disabled it myself. I had assumed that RHL
> disabled it deliberately.
> > then the usual
> > boot into single user mode at the lilo prompt:
> > LILO: linux single
> Aha. I missed this somewhere. Thanks. Probably unindexed in the book :-)
> "Usual" is not a term I'd apply to this in my situation...
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