[CentOS] Login Feature

Lorenzo Quatrini lorenzo at gmk.it
Fri Aug 1 09:26:28 UTC 2008


Tom Browder ha scritto:
> I asked one of my team mates to evaluate centos 5.2 as a more stable
> distro for our business use than Fedora which we have used for years.
> 
> His main objection so far has been the lack of a neat feature of
> recent Fedoras (at least since 7) that allows a user to login as
> himself if the screen is locked by another user (a switch user
> feature).
> 
> Is that feature available or is it planned?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -Tom
> 
Hi,
I just noticed that the function is already in CentOS 5, but is disabled.
To enable for the current user open a terminal and type (on one line if it wraps):

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled TRUE

then activate the screensaver (for testing):

gnome-screensaver-command -a

for system-wide use, as root (always one line):

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source
xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/ --type bool --set
/apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled TRUE

(source: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions)

regards

Lorenzo Quatrini



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