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Old 12-11-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
cleger
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Using pam.d to disable KDE/Gnome sessions in the evening


I've been casting around looking for a solution to this...

I need to disable KDE sessions in the evening hours. I was thinking of using dcop to initially lock user sessions, and pam.d to disable unlocking...

I'm thinking there must be an easier way to do this since there are files for kscreensaver and gnome-screensaver in /etc/pam.d

I tried a line in /etc/security/time.conf disabling all services, but it doesn't seem to work for KDE stuff.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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you can do it using crontab

chmod 000 /usr/bin/startkde


the original settings are
chmod 755 /usr/bin/startkde
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13277 Nov 17 2006 /usr/bin/startkde
 
Old 12-11-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, but that won't work. I need to be able to lock existing sessions, leaving them running, and disable unlocking the screensaver.

Maybe that approach will work though, using dcop to lock. Just need to find & chmod 700 the locking/unlocking bits of the screensavers used in KDE & Gnome, I guess.

In fact, it might have been my approach had I not gone off on my hours-long pam.d tangent.

I may mess around with it. Thanks again.

Last edited by cleger; 12-11-2008 at 10:47 PM.
 
  


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