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Month: November 2011

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

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:57:21 -0500
On Tuesday 22 November 2011 10:47:12 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > 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.

Never heard of it, nor have I ever seen CTRL+ALT+Del in Linux
> The SAK support can be turned off in the KDM control center module.

I don't see it anywhere under Login Manager or KDM Theme Manager. These are the only two modules that show up when I type kdm into the search box for kcontrol.

Kristopher Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster