[CentOS] Re: Gnome Desktop Screensaver Security Lock Override?

James B. Byrne ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca
Mon Sep 18 17:14:47 UTC 2006

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:59:21 -0400, Steve Huff <shuff at vecna.org> wrote:

> 1. ssh in
> 2. become root
> 3. pkill -u <username of user who locked the screen> -f -x
> "^xscreensaver -nosplash$"

Yes, I have done something si,milar to this in thepast but I was hoping
that there might be away to accomplish the administraor override from the
unit console of the system in question.  I infer then that there is no
such capability built into gnome, correct?

It appears then that we will have to disable the screensvar terminal lock
function since too many people in our organization have the habit of just
leaving that desk with their sessions left on.  Is there an auto logout
capability in CentOS-4 that I can enable instead, so that after say 10
minutes of inactivity the user session is terminated?

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