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  1. CTRL-ALT-DEL Redefine?

    Is there a way to redefine the CTRL-ALT-DEL sequence to lock the
    screen (I'm using Redhat 9). I've tried editing the "ctrlaltdel" line
    in /etc/inittab but that didn't work. In fact, I deleted that line
    altogether, and it didn't seem to change a thing (I still get the
    logout prompt), so I'm not really sure where CTRL-ALT-DEL is defined
    at.

    Thanks,
    Tony

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    On 2004-06-03, Tony Andreoli wrote:
    > Is there a way to redefine the CTRL-ALT-DEL sequence to lock the
    > screen (I'm using Redhat 9). I've tried editing the "ctrlaltdel" line
    > in /etc/inittab but that didn't work. In fact, I deleted that line
    > altogether, and it didn't seem to change a thing (I still get the
    > logout prompt), so I'm not really sure where CTRL-ALT-DEL is defined
    > at.


    inittab is where it's first defined. Your window manager is probably
    intercepting the key combination before it gets to init, so I'd
    check your WM's documentation to see how to configure it.

    Why do you want to reconfigure ctrl-alt-del for this purpose? Wouldn't
    it make sense to use a less commonly known key combination?

    - --keith

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  3. Re: CTRL-ALT-DEL Redefine?

    > Why do you want to reconfigure ctrl-alt-del for this purpose? Wouldn't
    > it make sense to use a less commonly known key combination?

    I spend all day switching (via kvm) between my Linux workstation, and
    a Windows one (not by choice but by mandate). It would be nice to
    have one, common, "lock workstation" keystroke.

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