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RE: can't "lock screen" in Gnome Desktop - Redhat 9



Xscreensaver will not lock the screen if you are logged in as root.

-----Original Message-----
From: Devidas Komarath Menon [mailto:dkomarat cisco com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:35 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: can't "lock screen" in Gnome Desktop - Redhat 9

hi,
the same problem here,
even i am unable to lock my Gnome desktop. i have not tried in KDE.
what could be the problem. ??
i am runnin RH 8.

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Pete Nesbitt wrote:
> On March 15, 2004 11:44 am, jg wrote:
> 
>>This is odd, I'll log into my RH 9.0 desktop, fire up
>>some apps, (i.e., Opera, VmWare with XP inside,
>>gAIM/yahoo, some terminals, etc...)
>>
>>At 1st after a fresh login, I can select lock screen &
>>it will lock.
>>Then I don't know, for some reason, later on,
>>unpredictably, as I use the system more, maybe open
>>more apps, close some, etc...
>>I go to lock the screen again & nothing. It will not
>>lock.  It just stays there.
>>I try closing all my apps thinking something is hung,
>>or what not, it still will not lock, so I have to
>>resort to logging out completely.
>>What could cause this?
>>And, isn't there a hot-key sequence to lock my screen?
>>
>>On a related note...
>>I notice sometimes apps kind of unexpectedly
>>stutter/hang momentarily too, not sure why.
>>My machine is a P4 2Ghz/512Mb Ram w/ swap file =
>>1024Mb.
>>
>>Not running any big services on it, only rsource
>>sucking app is VmWare (XP inside, used for Outlook
>>only) and i don't always run it....
>>Again this is RH 9.0.
>>
>>Any idear?
> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> I have the same problem with the desktop locking at work, but I use
RH9 & KDE. 
> Everything works fine on mine until I fire up vmware, then even
quitting 
> vmware does not allow the desktop to be locked. You can fall back to
puting 
> vmware full screen and locking wibndows, although that is only an
illusion of 
> security, it doesn't actually lock the Linux desktop.
> 
> As for the performance, you may have noticed that vmware runs a whole
bunch of 
> processes at nice -19 (the highest priority!) I have a script that
reduces 
> the priority level on all the user owned vmware processes. So far I
have left 
> the root owned ones as they are.
> 




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