Locking the Desktop

J.Markoll j.markoll at free.fr
Mon Jan 9 21:38:00 UTC 2006

David A. Cobb a écrit :
> J.Markoll wrote:
>> David A. Cobb a écrit :
>>> Running UBUNTU Hoary, GNOME 2.10.0
>>> Please advise me which screen-locking application to use to make "New 
>>> Login" available.  It was working, but a recent update has left it so 
>>> that only the user who locked the desktop can unlock it; a different 
>>> user cannot start a new session.
>> Hello,
>> May I ask you to be more accurate in your question ? do you mean 
>> another user locked the session, you have to unlock it ? Call the 
>> administrator. If it is you, I think become root and change password 
>> for that user could do it.
>> I don't understand what the update did in locking... either we lock the
>> screen or we end a session, so which one ?  :)
> No, as originally installed, when the screen locked and the keyboard was 
> touched the prompt box included a button "New Login" which allowed to 
> open a second session for another user.  Now it does not do so.  And the 
> "New Login" ap is still present in my System Tools menu.and it works 
> correctly.  But it does take much longer to work than formerly.
> And, to answer your question specifically, the case involves my wife 
> waking early and trying to log on without having me log out.
As far as I know, it's not possible to login two users on a graphical
interface whereas one on a GUI and one ore more on the terminal 
interfaces is Ok. That might be the origin of the problem, but no idea 
how to solve that :(

How did your wife proceed to try to login ?
Greetings, Joyce Markoll.

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