Suggestion: make control-alt-delete bring up system monitor by default

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Mon Nov 29 06:47:43 CST 2004

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 11:55:12 +0000, Rui Tiago Matos
<tiagomatos at> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:15:47 +0100, Erik Bågfors <zindar at> wrote:
> > I don't think this is a good idea.
> >
> > I used to have ctrl-alt-delete to lock the screen and while it's very
> > simple to reach it's also very simple to accidentaly get to it.  In
> > text-mode this reboots the machine. I happened to reboot it a number
> > of times by mistake.
> >
> > If this is done make ctrl-alt-del to reboot is disabled in text-mode.
> >
> > /Erik
> > 
> You can edit this behaviour in /etc/inittab. Just give it a look it's
> really intuitive.

I know, and you can also bind ctrl-alt-delete to whatever you want in
gnome.  That's not the point.  The point is that you want to have a
sane default.  Having ctrl-alt-delete reboot when not in X but do
something else in X is not sane.


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