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Old 10-24-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
vikram8jp
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Lock Screen does not work


Hello all,

It been few days that I have installed CentOS on my machine, KDE desktop environment. The thing is "Lock Session" option does not work anymore.

I also tried doing it from command prompt, but to no avail.
Code:
[root@vik ~]# kdesktop_lock --forcelock
Can anybody help me out?
 
Old 10-25-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Are you logged into x as root?
Don't do that.


If you're logged in as user and you're trying to lock the screen as root - that won't work either. Try again as user from the command line. Is there any error message when you just use start-'lock screen'
 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
vikram8jp
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Hello there,

If I try from a user account also, then also its not working.

There is no error when I select the 'Lock session' from start menu. Nothing happens. When I had first installed CentOS, it was working, but over the days, I have been fiddling around with a lot of settings. Thus it seems to have broken.

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Originally Posted by oskar View Post
Are you logged into x as root?
Don't do that.


If you're logged in as user and you're trying to lock the screen as root - that won't work either. Try again as user from the command line. Is there any error message when you just use start-'lock screen'
 
Old 10-27-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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Sometimes, a Power Cycle will work wonders.
Failing that, you could reload Centos and start keeping a log of System level Setting Changes, so you can back out of any fiddling impact.
 
  


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