LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
schatzs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
How can I change users after screen lock?


Just installed Debian and Xfce on old limited resource desktop. Everything I've done seems to work pretty well.

If it is possible, I'd like to set it up so that when the screen locks a new user could log in and use the system. The way it is now (I think) you have to know the password to unlock and log the current user out.

Is this possible? Any pointers to where to look to figure out how to do this?

Thanks,

Steve
 
Old 05-30-2007, 10:27 PM   #2
bsdunix
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, Minix, OpenBSD, Slackware, SuSE
Posts: 1,757

Rep: Reputation: 80
Quote:
I'd like to set it up so that when the screen locks a new user could log in and use the system. The way it is now (I think) you have to know the password to unlock and log the current user out.
Using the password of currently locked session behavior is by default design. But, I did find out that you could use root's password to unlock someone's session, and then of course you'd have to log that user out so someone else could log in.

I guess the XFCE Debian setup would be similar to Slackware. The /usr/bin/xflock4 script controls what screensaver lock app/script is used and what options. Mine said to use:
Code:
xscreensaver-command -lock || xlock $*
I replaced it with this:
Code:
xlock +allowroot
At the screensaver lock screen, entering either root's password or the currently session user's password allows entry. Read man xlock for the details.

NOTE: The xlock man page has an etiquette section about this topic the OP asked about. Changing the default screensaver password lock behavior should be based on security policy being enforced at the site.

References:

http://www.xfce.org/documentation/4....als/xfce-utils

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/xlock.1.html
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GDM "Lock screen" item fails to lock down. Swan1 SUSE / openSUSE 9 02-03-2009 01:00 AM
How to disable Lock Screen when close laptop screen? amosbatto Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 01-17-2006 12:12 AM
Screen Lock up when enabling full screen in VLC unux82 Linux - Software 0 07-20-2005 04:01 AM
users are lock out rude_reality Linux - Hardware 9 06-17-2005 01:24 PM
Screen lock changes screen resolution ohzo Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 06-23-2004 12:13 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration