ctrl + alt + del binding in X windows
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 4, 2006
I have configured several HP t5525 thin-client terminals using Damn Small Linux (I didn't really get on with HP's Linux OS) to act as Citrix clients.
I basically changed the .xinitrc file for the dsl user to load the Citrix Metaframe Client as the window manager, passing our published desktop ICA file as an argument. I also trapped the death of the Citrix client, so that when a user logs out, the terminal will shut itself down and switch off.
The result is a pretty seamless user experience - they only see Linux briefly as it's booting, then they are presented with a standard Windows authentication dialog. All fine and dandy, I thought...
However, users who wish to lock their desktop obviously press ctrl+alt+delete - which shuts the box down! I editted my inittab file, and commented out the line that configures the ctrl+alt+delete action. Now, the OS ignores ctrl+alt+delete from a virtual console, however, in the Citrix (X-windows) session, pressing this key combinat
BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart !
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 12, 2010
HP Pavilion Laptop
I am in deep trouble !!!
Tried to install Windows Vista, it formatted my whole hard disk and then gave an error during the process.
Tried to install Windows XP, it couldn't cross the first step even.
and now when I am trying to install Slackware 13.1 and OpenSuse 10.2 by inserting their bootable DVDs.
I am facing the error stated in the thread title
I found some sites showing how to repair the computer through the repair options of Windows Vista DVD, but in my case there are no such options shown, only option I get through the DVD is to reformat the system and install Vista on it,
That too fails for me as my second Vista DVD shows an error like "xyz error has occurred, contact your HP support".
Please help me to get out of this mess and re-install Linux on it.
"GRUB " when booting, nothing but "ctrl+alt+del" functions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 4, 2006
i have 3 hard drives. 2 sata and 1 ide.
i dont have the exact specs, but drive c: was the 40gb ide, drive d: was 120gb sata and e: was 160gb sata. i was running primarily on the d: drive.
originally (don't ask me why) i had a diff installation of xp on each. i decided i'd like to give linux a try (and also was tired of spyware/malware that i couldnt seem to remove). so i used the computer management thing to format my e: drive, and it said it worked fine. after that though, it couldnt seem to find the c: drive (not really the problem now). so i backed up my files on d: over to e: (i figured it was ok to not have an os on it if i just used it for storage - true?). then i booted from my linux cd (redhat). the instal said it worked fine, i assumed it did. but now, when i boot up without a disk, it goes through the boot sequence of my 2 cd-rom drives, then says "GRUB _" with the flashing underscore. nothing on my keyboard does anything except ctrl+alt+del. i tr
Switching window focus (like alt+tab in windows) and Ctrl+Alt+F1 X windows problem...
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 28, 2004
Question #1: Hey, I am running Slackware 10 and Fluxbox and I have UT2004 installed, I play music via XMMS while playing UT2004, sometimes I want to switch tracks. I tried pressing Alt+Tab but it doesn't work (outside of UT2004, Alt+Tab DOES switch window focus) Any idea how I can go about switching the focus out of UT2004 and then back again?
Question #2: Also, when you use Ctrl+alt+F1 etc. to switch terminals, if I am in X windows in terminal 1 then I do Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then switch back to terminal 1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) it is out of X windows, anyway to not do this?
ctrl+alt+del for linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 30, 2004
i have mdk 10. sometiems it just freezes. is there a ctr+alt+del equiv to select the frozen program and close it? thanks.
How to send ctrl+alt+del through vncviewer?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 22, 2005
My vncserver is windows,and after some time, it is locked and have to hit ctl+alt+del to enter my password.
But vncviewer cannot send the three keys?
What does Ctrl+Alt+Del do?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 17, 2010
Does it restart Xorg? Or it does something else? Question is about Arch.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2010
I have Ubuntu 10.04, and i am wondering, what is the ctrl+alt+del equivalant for Ubuntu? I have been plagued with a screen error ever since I installed Ubuntu, and was hoping thast the ctrl+alt+del equivalent might help.
For the average Ubuntu user, these two things should satisfy your need:
To end a frozen program:
type in xkill
click on the app you want to close.
To view the processes and the CPU statistics go to:
or for a more advanced display of the processes:
sudo apt-get htop
then simply type <htop> in the terminal, and you have it.
for a desktop reset (logs out really quickly, and kill everything) ctrl+alt+backspace is for older machines. or for newerversions of Ubuntu (not sure whet version, no one ever told me):
<left arrow key>+alt+<print screen key>+k
cannot disable CTRL ALT DEL
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 25, 2009
I googled around and found dozens of postings that explain how to disable ctrl+alt+del by editing /etc/event.d/control-alt-delete
That doesn't seem to work for me. If I press those three keys on my Intrepid machine nothing happens, and I like it that way. However, the control-alt-delete file on that machine has an exec shutdown line and it's not commented out.
On my Jaunty machine, I always get the logout menu when I press the three keys. Changing the control-alt-delete file (and restarting of course) has no effect. (I need to press these damn keys quite often because I'm running this other OS in VMWare, need it for work.)
Is there any other way to control what happens when these three keys are pressed together? I also checked the keybindings in Gnome, the Intrepid machine doesn't have them redirected.
I also have a Debian 4 system with Gnome. Similar thing there: even though c-a-d is mapped to shutdown in /etc/inittab, nothing happens when the keys are pressed. That's fine
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2011
I am able to crash even Ubuntu.
I tried that...
writing in terminal this:
gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_9 "<Control><Alt>Delete"
and then this:
gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_9 "gnome-system-monitor"
... and it didn't work.
So, how could I attach "gnome-system-monitor" to ctrl+alt+del shortcut key combination?
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