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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: ssevenup on Mar 15, '04 08:37:52PM

May I suggest that the author and the respondants specify what OS version they are dealing with? I am looking for a similar answer and already found a Jaguar difference. The Apple Developer article about using /etc/ttys to add a loginhook does not specify OS version. The switch to disable PowerOff and ShutDown fails to work for me in Jaguar and even prevents the LoginHook from working until I remove it.

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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: sapridyne on Mar 15, '04 10:59:58PM

I'm using Panther... haven't tested it with Jaguar, though I don't think the com.apple.loginwindow.plist has changed between the two versions...



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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: ssevenup on Mar 16, '04 01:01:58PM

Maybe not, but as I said the /etc/ttys -LoginHook arg to -PoweroffDisable does not work in Jaguar. If it does work when added to a plist or if the ttys arg and the plist essentially accomplish the same thing and have the same shortcomings it is important information to this "tip". And it's very important to my organization.

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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: ssevenup on Mar 16, '04 01:13:00PM
I don't think the com.apple.loginwindow.plist has changed between the two versions
Actually upon rethinking my testing of late if you copy the plist from Panther to a Jaguar box the login panel will never load so you can never log in. Trust me, I was building an install script that had logic problem and did just that. There is a subtle difference between them.

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ELORET Corp. - NASA/Ames RC
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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: ssevenup on Mar 16, '04 07:51:21PM
Actually upon rethinking my testing of late if you copy the plist from Panther to a Jaguar box the login panel will never load so you can never log in.
Sorry, possible foot in mouth situation... it is the /etc/ttys file that is definitely different between the two. In fact the -PowerOffDisable arg may have even been moved from loginpanel.plist to /etc/ttys in Panther? This would mean that those file are also different of course.

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ELORET Corp. - NASA/Ames RC
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Panther or Jaguar?
Authored by: sapridyne on Mar 17, '04 12:37:18AM

Have you tried Mike Bombich's LoginWindow Manager? This modifies the file used to create logout hooks. I haven't played with any file but root's com.apple.loginwindow.plist file. You can use this to figure out which file it modifies in 10.2, then manually modify it yourself...

http://www.bombich.com/software/lwm.html

...Not sure if that helps or not...



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