Dapper screensaver: Mild security risk

Hobbsee hobbsee at kubuntu.org
Thu Jul 27 15:41:23 BST 2006


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Heya

It's fixed in kde 3.5.4, which will be released in a few days.  Packages
are being made for edgy at the moment, and I expect them to be made for
dapper as well.

In the meantime, I'd suggest setting a shortcut key to lock your
machine, and using that to fire the screensaver.  Works beautifully.

Also, kde 3.5.2 shipped with dapper - not 3.5.3.  I'm thinking that the
LTS refers to the version of kde shipped with dapper, not the one that
was downloaded off kubuntu.org.  You'd have to check with Riddell to
confirm though.

Hobbsee

Michel D'HOOGE wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> Like many people I "upgraded" to KDE 3.5.3 on my dapper, and up to now the 
> problem with the screensaver not starting automatically has not been 
> backported. Since most people rely on the SS to lock their session when 
> they're away for their station, I would flag this annoyance as a (mild) 
> security risk... 
> 
> So, since Dapper is a LTS, I think it would be nice to have the problem 
> corrected.
> 
> Any comment?

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