On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
>We have one NT box and I had to login to share a file (can vnc send
>alt-ctrl-del? had to walk for ohh.. 2 minutes down a stairs etc, 'least
>it's exercise I suppose..) but I pressed the magic combo of keys on the
>wrong keyboard, and down went our Linux dev server. Hardly anybody in so
yup, I've been there... it happened around the same time I got the bright
idea of labelling all the keyboards :]
>Become root on the box and edit /etc/inittab
>Now, change the line starting with "ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown" to
>"#ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown" which simply comments out that line.
personally if I was disabling ctrlaltdel I'd change /sbin/shutdown to
something like /bin/true. I'm not sure what it'd do if it doesn't have an
entry in inittab
more ctrlaltdel stupidity can be found in beta copies of windows2000.
I accidentally booted a machine to win2000beta and was presented with a
nice login screen. unfortunately there is no way to reboot the machine
without logging in first. I didn't have a username/passwd so I had to
switch off the machine without a proper shutdown. hopefully the dumbfucks
fixed this since then.
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