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Re: Delete key?

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 11:36:54PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> something else ive wondered, why can't control-command-power be
> trapped by init and used as ctrlaltdel?  is this hardwired in hardware
> and untrappable by software? 

AFAIK this is true on ADB systems.  Only twice have I seen Ctrl-Cmd-Power
not restart an ADB Mac, and those were seriously fscked systems.  And
there have been endless discussions on Mac server mailing lists about how
the hardware-based ADB keyboard reset, which pulls down a dedicated line
in the cable (i kid you not) is way more reliable on MacOS than the USB
version (which traps something in a driver) and how can they keep
upgrading their servers when the new ones don't come with ADB and still
be capable of reliable forced restarts like with whatever ADB dongle or
other device they use (answer: use something that will cycle power to the
system (bleh)).

James Deikun, Techie(tm), CSI Multimedia
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