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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Sudden resemblence to WinXP?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:47:12 -0600
> Whenever my screen locks (e.g. from my screen saver or from manually
> locking) and I go to unlock, I'm told to press CTRL+ALT+Del, and it says
> it's displaying that so the login screen doesn't get spoofed.
> When logging out, I get a window saying it's saving my settings.
> Both of these remind me of WinXP. The CTRL+ALT+Del thing is of WinNT (XP
> is based on NT).
> Is there a way to turn this off?
> Also, if the CTRL+ALT+Del thing is used for unlocking, why not too for
> logging in?

It is normally used for both unlock and login.  It is a generic
implementation of a Secure Attention Key (SAK), without which Linux is
actually less secure than Windows.

The SAK support can be turned off in the KDM control center module.