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Re: shutdown without waking up the monitor


Adam Galant wrote on Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 09:31:29AM +0200: 
adam> I'm not sure this is what you need (I didn't follow the thread from the
adam> beginning), but you can edit your /etc/inittab and change action on
adam> CTRL-ALT-DEL from reboot to halt. This is what I'm using on a couple of
adam> printer servers: their BIOSes can do without monitor, but cannot without a
adam> keyboard ('No keyboard present. Press F1 to continue.' ;-) So I had to
adam> leave keyboards attached, but with this setup I can easily shut them down
adam> without using ssh/telnet/anything. Currently I plan to remove a PCB from a
adam> keyboard and attach a single key which will do CTRL-ALT-DEL. With this key
adam> on the case I will not need to attach separate keyboard to the box!

I was wondering if there was some sort of a 'dummy' keyboard available
in the market so that it can be plugged in, instead of a full-fledged

like at instances where we are maintaining boxen through networks, it
just helps when there isn't costly apparels.

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