Locking the Desktop
David A. Cobb
superbiskit at cox.net
Tue Jan 10 15:15:39 UTC 2006
Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:37:20 -0500
> "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at cox.net> wrote:
>> 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.
> On breezy at least, the screenlock uses xscreensaver
Bingo! The magic word was "On breezy." The xscreensaver FAQ says this
was implemented at 4.21; hoary is at 4.16.
> xscreensaver-command -lock
> (or of course you can use the GUI equivalent in GNOME)
> this locks the screen, and on trying to resume you have the option to start
> a new session with another user or whatever ( "Switch User" button on the
> If you log out of the second session, it returns you to the password
> If that isn't working perhaps it's an xscreensaver configuration issue?
> Perhaps try exploring the screensaver options with
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
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