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Old 02-20-2003, 03:10 AM   #1
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Question cant lock the sceen on R.H 7.3

I use R.H 7.3 with kde 'I want lo lock the screen but whan I fress the lock buttom on the menu 'nothing happens and the screen doesnt locked is self.

what can I do ?
Old 02-20-2003, 03:28 AM   #2
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Donīt log you as root!

Are you logged as root?

If so, the screen saver will not start. You have to be logged as a normal user for this to work.

The reason for this is that xscreensaver doesnīt allow to be started as root for security reasons.

I read sometime ago about a way to start the xscreensaver daemon as root, and therefore, being able to lock the screen and use the screensaver, but I donīt remember how to do it right now. You should do a search in xscreensaver to find that.

Hope this helps.

Old 02-20-2003, 09:34 AM   #3
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Yeah that occurs in RH 8.0 as well. But only in GNOME. KDE will allow you to chose "lock" screen and it works.


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