Bug 68433 - Screen lock not possible
Screen lock not possible
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-07-10 03:18 EDT by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-13 05:58:33 EDT
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Description Joachim Backes 2002-07-10 03:18:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020625

Description of problem:
Try to lock the screen by MainMenu->Lock screen, but nothing happens.
Windows on the desktop remain active.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.See description

Actual Results:  Screen remains unlocked

Expected Results:  Screen becomes locked

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-10 18:14:11 EDT
What version of control-center do you have installed?
Comment 2 Joachim Backes 2002-07-11 01:40:37 EDT
Comment 3 LENHOF 2002-07-13 05:58:29 EDT
Did you connect as root ?

If so, this is a normal behaviour of xscreensaver... 

And because xlockmore is not part of limbo you cannot lock the X screen when
connected as root.

A workaround :

So you can go to a normal console, connect and launch vlock -a.
Comment 4 Joachim Backes 2002-07-15 03:02:06 EDT
Indeed, I connected as root. vlocks helped. Thanks a lot.

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