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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



Then, I think that "lock screen" and "xscreensaver" should not appear in
menu for root if they don't work as root.
What is the point to have them in the menu (for root of course), if they
don't work ?

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:02:42 -0700, Jamie Zawinski wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
>> 
>> This has NEVER worked for root.  It has something to do with
>> xscreensaver not being very secure.
> 
> By which you meant, of course, "xscreensaver is behaving securely by
> refusing to allow you to do something that is inherently insecure."
> 
>> In any case you shouldn't be logging in as root anyway.  You should use
>> su or sudo when you need root functions.
> 
> Yes.
> 
> Paul Ionescu wrote:
>> 
>> Well, I know that, but it works fine in KDE.
> 
> Then feel free to use KDE.  Just because they made a bad decision does
> not mean that xscreensaver will ape it.



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