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Re: User has computer locked



On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 15:10 -0700, Stanley Davis wrote:
> Is there a way to unlock/logoff a user that has the computer locked
> without knowing their password?  The computer in question is a stand
> alone computer.  I know in the Windows environment that any
> administrator should unlock and signoff the current user.  Is the same
> possible under Fedora Core 4?  Also is there a way to limit when a
> user can be logged into a computer, for example user1 can only logon
> between 9AM and 3PM.
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Apparently you can unlock any user by entering the root password.
I've never tried.

As an alternative, ssh to the machine, or switch to a virtual console
(Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in as root, then run pkill xscreensaver.


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