Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Software that locks keyboard and mouse but leaves display active?

I have a computer whose display I want active all the time, but that I don't want people coming up to and doing anything on. At the same time, I want the keyboard and mouse to remain connected because even though they will seldom be needed, when they are needed it's important that they be available quickly.

I guess I'm looking for a screensaver that doesn't save the screen. Something that prevents the mouse and keyboard from doing anything unless a PAM authentication is entered, just like a screensaver would.

Does such a piece of software exist?

Old 02-04-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Distribution: CentOS 2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Posts: 770

Rep: Reputation: 44
Im not sure if this would do what you're asking.. But check out unclutter


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
Possible to Spoof Keyboard or Mouse Hardware Interrupt with Software? VaBeekeeper Linux - Hardware 1 01-25-2010 05:27 AM
lock keyboard (and mouse) but leave display visible? possible dogfuel Linux - Software 1 01-11-2010 07:02 PM
Have an active display (desktop?) without screensaver with the keyboard locked out jjthomas Slackware 6 09-17-2008 09:05 PM
wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo locks up after 3-4 minutes dasy2k1 Linux - Hardware 1 07-25-2008 06:26 PM
How to lock keyboard and mouse (inet cafe locks) webdevel Programming 3 02-10-2005 12:30 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 AM.

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