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slantoflight 04-23-2007 05:26 PM

screensaver to switch user to guest instead of locking screen
 
I'm using a computer with potential multiple guests/users. I have some my own personal settings I don't want interfered with, but I don't want to lock people off the computer when I leave the keyboard and I don't want to manually log off every time either.
I want a normal screen-saver, except instead of user input bringing up the password box, it needs to switch to an already running guest X terminal.

Of course, I still want to be able to switch to my own X terminal(which is still automatically locked), via good old fashioned ctrl-alt-F7. And it would be nice if the screen-saver still has the visual effects, but that could come later I guess.




I'm running Kubuntu(kde). I see an option to automatically lock the screen, but alas nothing to switch X terminals.


P.S.
And I'll probably want a failsafe too.
That is if the guest X terminal is'nt running already then launch it.

aaa 04-23-2007 06:11 PM

Have the second X running at the same time as yours at the login screen (a second KDM instance probably), when you leave lock yours then press ctrl-alt-f8 to switch to the guest.

slantoflight 04-24-2007 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaa
Have the second X running at the same time as yours at the login screen (a second KDM instance probably), when you leave lock yours then press ctrl-alt-f8 to switch to the guest.

I could do that. But the problem is I don't always remember to. :(


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