[CentOS] Gnome Desktop Screensaver Security Lock Override?

James B. Byrne ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca
Mon Sep 18 14:47:10 UTC 2006


We deployed our first CentOS-4 based workstation this past spring to see
if we can conveniently replace all, or at least most, of our MS-Win based
user systems with Linux boxes instead.  Generally this trial unit has
proved a success but there is one lingering problem that I cannot seem to
find a straight-forward answer to: Is there an administrator override to a
user's password protected screensaver terminal lock?  So far the solution
seems to have been brute force system resets and I am not happy with this
caviler approach to what should be a simple, and safe, administrative
procedure.

So, is there an equivalent function to MS-Win's administrator login to
force entry into a locked terminal and make it available for others?

Regards,
Jim


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