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Old 01-09-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
Eduardo911
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changing 'Lock Screen' program


ok, dumb question that i'm sure i know the answer but i'm blanking on it. i have a working mandrake 9.2 install and xscreensaver set up and working fine. if i go idle it kicks on, etc. what i'm wondering is how to change the Lock Screen in the K menu so that it runs xscreensaver-command instead of running xlock. cuz it tries to run the default kde screensaver the way it is.

i know this isn't hard and frankly i'm embarassed to be asking. but any help much appreciated on this one, my brain is fried. =)
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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KDE launches the following command when you click Lock Screen:
/opt/kde/bin/kdesktop_lock

First you have to become root by typing su followed by your root password.
Enter the directory by typing cd /opt/kde/bin.
Backup the existing executable by renaming it to something else mv kdesktop_lock kdesktop_lock_old.
Using you favourite text editor enter the following script and save it as kdesktop_lock:
#!/bin/bash
xscreensaver-command -lock

Now when clicking on the Lock Screen button this new script should be run instead of the KDE Screensaver.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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that did it, thanks. except i'll say for anyone who searches this later, on my build for whatever reason the file was /usr/bin/kdesktop_lock
 
  


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