Locked screen

Rodd Clarkson rodd at clarkson.id.au
Thu May 26 02:28:16 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 20:12 +0100, William John Murray wrote:
>    Hi guys,
>           Thanks for all the tips. I learnt that:
> *) Root password also unlocks.
> *) Ctrl-Atl-Fx (x=1-7)
>    The problem is, if you are locked out you cannot just google for the 
> way in.

What about using links from v[1-6]?

>  If the idea of a nested session is not a good one (and I can see 
> there could be device issues) maybe we could just add a few words 
> explaining these options?

Device issues aside, New Login doesn't create a nested session, it
creates a new session in a new virtual terminal.
> e.g.:
>            Screen Locked
>     Enter your (or root) password
>      (Ctrl-Alt-Fx for a console)
> To be honest, I am not sure why the ctr-alt-Fx route is kinder then
> nesting another session. It gives similar functionality, but I will 
> never teach my mother to do it. She will just press the 'reboot' button.

Actually, you're idea of allowing others to log in as themselves when
another user has worked away from the desktop and their session is
(rightly) locked is a great one.

The irony here is that you can do it from within Gnome when the other
users session isn't locked, but you can't do it when the session is
locked (and I think this is when you're more likely to want to do it).

"It's a fine line between denial and faith.
 It's much better on my side"

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