User has computer locked
fedora at nodata.co.uk
Tue Jul 26 22:27:19 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 15:10 -0700, Stanley Davis wrote:
> Is there a way to unlock/logoff a user that has the computer locked
> without knowing their password? The computer in question is a stand
> alone computer. I know in the Windows environment that any
> administrator should unlock and signoff the current user. Is the same
> possible under Fedora Core 4? Also is there a way to limit when a
> user can be logged into a computer, for example user1 can only logon
> between 9AM and 3PM.
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Apparently you can unlock any user by entering the root password.
I've never tried.
As an alternative, ssh to the machine, or switch to a virtual console
(Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in as root, then run pkill xscreensaver.
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