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Old 02-13-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
AZ_Rider
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How can "root" unlock a locked screen in Gnome?


Is there a way for the root account to unlock a locked screen (without resetting the system)? It only lets me enter a password, but I can't change the user - is there a way around this? If not, can I telnet in from another system and do something from the command line?

Thanks in advance,
Rob in Phoenix, AZ
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:34 PM   #2
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Yeah, you could probably telnet/SSH into the machine and kill the screensaver process.
 
Old 11-29-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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So... nobody, in seven years, has figured out how the sysadmin can walk up to a Gnome session that the user has walked away from, and unlock their screen, so it can be logged out cleanly? Amazing. Under CDE, it was as simple as entering root's password into the unlock dialog.
 
Old 11-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #4
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Reboot the system and here you will not see screensaver at a time now you can login through root and disable to screensaver

Application/prefrences/Screensaver
 
Old 11-30-2011, 01:03 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by sumner42 View Post
So... nobody, in seven years, has figured out how the sysadmin can walk up to a Gnome session that the user has walked away from, and unlock their screen, so it can be logged out cleanly? Amazing. Under CDE, it was as simple as entering root's password into the unlock dialog.
Have you tried in seven years?

Cmmon man, how critical is this in operations? Just a simple ssh and reboot the server will do.
 
Old 11-30-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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Warning: I am NON-Technical !

Similar problem here (SuSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE) with GNOME Desktop from time to time.


Solution for self was to select: "Switch User"

Log in as another user, then login as root, where can boot to closed the locked open session.


Alternately, after look up erring users password, log out, log in as them, then log them out.


Recall being able to leave them a message for when they next logged in.


As last resort, read my manual :-O

27.4 Login Problems

http://www.novell.com/documentation/...ble_login.html


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