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Re: Getting CTRL-ALT-DEL to work

On Sun, 2003-05-04 at 14:20, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On Sun, 4 May 2003 20:19:40 +0200
> Thomas Krennwallner <djmaecki@ull.at> wrote:
> > Aha! I thought it is default to disable C-A-D. Accourding to shutdown(8)
> > it checks whether the whitelisted user(s) is logged in and then shuts
> > down. Are you logged in when pressing C-A-D? And C-A-D won't work with
> > X.
> I just rebooted using C-A-D without being logged in, so login is not
> required.

  $ grep shutdown /etc/inittab
  ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now

Note the "-a" option.  When I try I w/o being logged in, I get:
  shutdown: no authorized users logged in.

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