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Re: Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work under X?

Syrus Nemat-Nasser wrote:
> > From: Arrigo Triulzi <a.triulzi@ic.ac.uk>
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > >     sorry for writing to you direct but this is urgent: it seems
> > > that under the Debian X11 installation it is impossible to reboot
> > > the machine at the Xlogin prompt under xdm. 

> Hi.  It may not be possible to do this, but here is a way to work
> around the problem:
> From the xlogin prompt, you can switch to a virtual console by 
> C-A-F2 (or C-A-F3, etc.).  From a console login prompt, C-A-DEL 
> works.  All you have to do is make sure you have not disallowed 
> this in your X configuration.

The way we have handled this at a customer installation is that
we created a user "shutdown" who was privileded to run shutdown.

Thomas Baetzler, thb@regioservice.de, thb@spectre.ka.sub.org
   <A HREF="http://home.pages.de/~thb/";>thb's Homepage</A>

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