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Bug 74 - xlock doesn't lock virtual terminals.
xlock doesn't lock virtual terminals.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xlockmore (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-11-15 05:45 EST by Jim Toth
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-11-16 09:29:58 EST
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Description Jim Toth 1998-11-15 05:45:48 EST
If I have my X sesssion locked with xlock, I can get around
this by type Ctl-Alt-F1 (or whatever), hit ^Z on startx, do
a ps, and kill the xlock.
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1998-11-16 09:16:59 EST
This is not a bug, but a normal behavour. If you want to avoid it, you
should use xdm or something like
startx & ; logout

Alternatively you may choose to use vlock to lock the virtual

You may also want to uncomment DontZap option in your XF86Config file
to make sure nobody can kill your X-session using Ctrl-Alt-Bkspace
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1998-11-16 09:29:59 EST
Not a bug, solution(s) explained well in the previous message.
Comment 3 paolo.saggese 1999-02-04 05:08:59 EST
> something like
> startx & ; logout

Even better -IMHO- (am I wrong?) is starting the X session by
exec-uting it:

exec startx

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