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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Couple of problems with V3.5.13

From: leee <leee@...>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:47:06 +0000

On Saturday 21 January 2012 17:36:29 Calvin Morrison wrote:
> > Whilst this new Ctrl/Alt/Del 'feature' may have seemed like a 'Good Idea'
> > at
> > the time it was not one of the original features of KDE3 and
> > significantly changes its behaviour.  However, it was precisely because I
> > wanted retain the
> > original KDE behaviour that I switched to Trinity in the first place.
> If you would like the original behaviour of KDE3.5 the code is still
> available from 2008. Improvements have been made. This new CTRL+ALT+DELETE
> features is a great security enhancement. We are the only linux desktop
> that supports the SAK (secure attention key) system. This helps prevent the
> computer being hijacked by a program with malicious intent. It is easy to
> disable anyhow, if you wish to remain insecure.
> Now whilst I have to admit that my first post to this list has been rather
> > critical I'd like to emphasise that I'm not trying to flame anyone here;
> > far
> > from it in fact.  So far, Trinity has been a godsend to me, enabling me
> > to carry on working how _I_ want to work, for which I am very greatfull
> > indeed.
> > However, I do need to decide though, whether I'm going to be able to
> > continue
> > using it for the foreseeable future.
> Welcome! Hopefully we can work out the issues to keep you here forever :)
> Calvin Morrison

Hello Calvin,

Whilst I agree that implementing SAK is probably a Good Idea (tm) I think that 
the implementation may need a bit of a rethink.

From what I gathered from the response to the earlier thread in the list about 
its implementation, I suspect that the kdm_greet cpu thrashing problem may be 
due to the low-level routine not being able to find the keyboard (because 
none is fitted to the system in question).  Hopefully this can be resolved 

I _really_ do hope I can stick with Trinity because atm, regression granted, 
it's the perfect desktop environment for me and I've no desire to change.