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How To Pass CTRL-ALT-DELETE Into A Xen Virtual Machine

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
OpenSuse 10.3
XEN

Situation

The default release key combination for exiting a DomU window is CTRL-ALT. This can cause a problem if you need to pass CTRL-ALT-DELETE. The problem we run into is that as soon as the CTRL-ALT key combination is pressed we are no longer in the DomU interface.

Resolution

The resolution to this issue is that Xen has the capability for a sticky key once it has been pressed three times.

To pass the CTRL-ALT-DELETE to the DomU, make the CTRL key sticky by pressing it three times, and then press ALT-DELETE simultaneously (not while pressing CTRL):

Example:
CTRL CTRL CTRL then ALT-DELETE

For more examples, please visit TID: 3982896

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3161379
  • Creation Date:18-JAN-08
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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