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Old 06-23-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
ashishsr
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Question Screen Lock failed!!!!!!!!!


Hi,
I am using Redhat 8.0.
Whenever i click on 'Screen Lock' button on panel or press Alt+Ctrl+l, it does nothing.
I am uanable to lock my computer.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:10 AM   #2
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Make sure xscreensaver is running.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yes its running.
$ ps -ef | grep xscreensaver
ashishsr 2410 1 0 Jun23 ? 00:00:01 xscreensaver -nosplash
root 12618 12577 0 09:25 pts/5 00:00:00 grep xscreensaver
$

Should i reinstall it?

Thanks
Ashish
 
Old 06-24-2003, 06:51 PM   #4
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you can create a shortcut to xscreensaver-demo -activate but you shoul password protect your screen saver at all times
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:27 AM   #5
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I am not getting.
How can i do it.
Please let me know steps.

Thanks
Ashish
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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first run xscreensaver-demo from command line and set a password for the screen saver then go to desktop and create a shortcut to xscreensaver-demo -activate the when you double click it your system will be locked.
 
  


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