Bug 51686 - default for xscreensaver app-defaults should be lock
default for xscreensaver app-defaults should be lock
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-08-13 16:58 EDT by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-27 07:58:14 EDT
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Description Seth Vidal 2001-08-13 16:58:03 EDT
Description of Problem:

This is silly but it would be nice if the default for xscreensaver would be
to lock.

You can easily do this by editing the XScreenSaver file in

if you change:
*lock: False 
*lock: True

then it should lock by default.

yes. I know I can do this in the post installs of my systems but I think
its 1. an easy change and 2. a good security feature for it to be on by
Comment 1 Jamie Zawinski 2002-07-27 02:43:27 EDT
It would be crazy to turn on locking by default.
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2002-07-27 07:58:09 EDT
Why would it be crazy?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-12 21:29:45 EDT
This is not something where I'd think we'd deviate from a) upstream b)
established behavior.
Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2002-08-12 21:36:13 EDT
established behavior is ipchains/iptables are not enabled - y'all have them
enabled in the installer by default, why do you do this? b/c it makes the system
more secure - the same is true for locking on the screensaver.

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