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    Linux Newbie danbuter's Avatar
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    Is there a Linux Ctrl-Alt-Delete?


    Just hoping there is. The one thing I like about Windows is that by hitting that combo, you can get out of anything. Even if you don't have a working monitor (thanks Ubuntu/intel!)
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    You can kill various processes with the kill command. Open a terminal and enter man kill for more info about the command.
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    I know about kill. However, I had no monitor, therefor no way to access terminal.
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    Is there a Linux Ctrl-Alt-Delete?
    I guess the direct answer to your question would be, yes... that key sequence will reboot your machine in Linux.
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    This is usually specifically trapped for in /etc/inittab. From my CentOS box:
    Code:
    # Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
    ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
    Note that rebooting is generally overkill, depending on the situation. If Xorg applications are getting ugly, it's normally sufficient to just kill X: Ctrl + Alt + Backspace.

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