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Old 07-10-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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screensaver lock?


hi again,

is there a way to lock the screen with a pw? e.g if i am gone for 2 mins and i don't want to shut down all my running apps and logout but i also don't want anyone to fool around with my babe (=slack)


thanks in advance
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Use xlock. http://www.tux.org/~bagleyd/xlockmore.html

Should be installed by default though.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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yeah, if you did a full install you should already have xlockmore installed... so to lock just do a:

xlock -mode name

where name is the name of the screensaver you pick to be displayed while the lock is active...

do a man xlock for more info...
 
Old 07-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
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or just xlock, then it will rotate through the screensavers.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:27 AM   #5
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some of the screensavers included really suck...

=)


what i did on my pc (fluxbox window manager) was to create an entry in the main menu pointing to "xlock -mode example" called "Lock Screen"... so whenever i need to lock my screen i just right-click my desktop and click "Lock Screen"...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:10 AM   #6
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can you get xlock to prevent somebody from just hitting CTRL+ALT+F1...F6 or CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to get out of X?
 
  


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