Locking the Desktop
David A. Cobb
superbiskit at cox.net
Tue Jan 10 11:37:20 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.
>>> 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.
Under System Tools you will find a selection "New Login." When run,
this presents the Gnome login screen with an extra button "Quit." The
existing session is not terminated -- it may be suspended, but I don't
think so. A different user can then start a session. For applications
in the first session, the situation is (I think), what it would be if
all its windows were obscured; of course they would sleep waiting for
input if they were at that point.
More than one screen-locking program, and more than one screen-saver,
exist. I suspect I'm running the wrong one, but I'm not sure which is
right. I'm only certain that formerly I had this capability.
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
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