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Old 07-10-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Locking a session

Hello all, I have searched around for an answer to this but have yet to find one...if any of you could help that would be great.

What I want to do is lock my desktop with the GDMgreeter (graphical version) WITHOUT activating the screensaver, screen blanking, or the screensaver password...just the GDMgreeter login. this is under Fedora 7 (with Gnome :-) )

I have used GDMFLEXISERVER which shows the greeter for about 5 minutes then activates the screensaver, I have used the fast-user-switching, with the same results. GDMFLEXISERVER --command=xset s off -dpms will return me to the desktop after about 5 minutes saying the screen saver is not enabled.

My etc/GDM/Init/default.conf file was modified so that when the system first starts up it will never start the screensaver or DPMS, no matter how long I wait to log in.
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Locking the greeter makes no sense, as it provides no additional security. Just turn off your monitor.
Old 07-11-2007, 09:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by macemoneta
Locking the greeter makes no sense, as it provides no additional security. Just turn off your monitor.
Well, why didn't I think of that...Humm, maybe because I want the greeter screen active so that I have something besides a blank screen. BTW, how does the greeter screen provide no security, it is there when you have to log in at the start, using name and password...on a screen saver it puts your user name for the world to see. there anyone with real suggestions???


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