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Old 08-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #16
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well any screenlocking would normally be done via xscreensaver, although i *think* kde uses it's own one if possible instead of xscreensaver.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 03:47 PM   #17
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it isn't difficult but i don't normally have to do it. i don't want to have start now.
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I don't want to be inconvienced because she has no sense of responsibility.
Uh-huh :}


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Old 08-29-2005, 04:02 PM   #18
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likes using chatrooms = irresponsible
refuses to use a password = responsible

 
Old 08-29-2005, 04:14 PM   #19
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no. not showing up to work for 3 days in a row without calling. Not telling anyone where you are. having to get a missing persons report filed on you. ditching your kids and not calling them = irresponsible. She is addicted to chatrooms and meets guys online all the time and puts them before her kids.

but anyways i didn't have a screensaver set so i set one. It was just a blank screen. that is why i though she would think the computer isn't on.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #20
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If you're just locking the screen when you're away from the computer what's to stop your sister just hitting the reboot button and having it reboot and log back into the desktop? If she's an addict I'm sure she won't leave the thing idle for long enough for the screensaver to come on again and lock the desktop
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:27 PM   #21
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it doesn't have automatic login so she would be stuck at the login screen.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:31 PM   #22
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no. not showing up to work for 3 days in a row without calling. Not telling anyone where you are. having to get a missing persons report filed on you. ditching your kids and not calling them = irresponsible. She is addicted to chatrooms and meets guys online all the time and puts them before her kids.

but anyways i didn't have a screensaver set so i set one. It was just a blank screen. that is why i though she would think the computer isn't on.
If what you are saying is true then I retract my previous post... You need not worry about if she is accessing your system that's easy... You need to get her help... She needs to take care of her kids, not be in chat rooms... It's not a matter of when you should let her on but if... and I say never... Tell her to grow up and take care of her children!!! This is no joke and not even a computer issue... GET HER HELP!!!

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it doesn't have automatic login so she would be stuck at the login screen.
I'm confused, I thought you said you didn't want to have to login?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #24
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So long as you have to login, and you have xscreensaver lock the screen, you will be good to go.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:01 PM   #25
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So long as you have to login, and you have xscreensaver lock the screen, you will be good to go
..until she figures out how to use a livecd to reset the OS passwords
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:06 PM   #26
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..until she figures out how to use a livecd to reset the OS passwords
Ok, add an administrative BIOS password and set the BIOS to only boot from the hard drive. Physically lock the case to prevent tampering with the hard drive and BIOS.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #27
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Ok, add an administrative BIOS password and set the BIOS to only boot from the hard drive. Physically lock the case to prevent tampering with the hard drive and BIOS.
OMG ... are you suggesting that there's people out there
who do it differently?!?


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Old 08-29-2005, 09:30 PM   #28
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This is a basic case for user-ids and passwords.

Set sis up with her own account.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:31 PM   #29
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This is a basic case for user-ids and passwords.

Set sis up with her own account.
I believe the idea is that she have NO access. Not her own.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:43 PM   #30
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What are you guys talking about... We are not talking about a computer here, Plastic and some electronic components... We are talking about human beings... Children that did not have a choice to come into this world other then the mother and father and we are considering the mother here...

Please... Let's focus on the issue of the kids here... this is rediculous... I know this is a Linux board but sheesh... This boy/man needs to stand up to whover, and take some responsobility and make sure these kids are taken care of...

The OP states the mother's un-willingness to help her children so you need to step up the the plate and make sure these kids are taken care of... I don't know how old the OP is, but still, If your old enough to post such a question then you certainly have an opinion on what you posted.

Please! Do not make these kids suffer for what your sister may have or have not done... It's up to you to take a stand and get her some help... Forget about the computer it is irrelevant.

Sheesh....

KC
 
  


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