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#1 2006-06-17 22:22:47

dalcasey
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Registered: 2006-03-05
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What good is locking your session... (SOLVED)

What good is locking your session if, unless I have mine set up wrong (using KDE's "Lock Session" function) restarting X (ctrl-alt-backspace) and typing startx will bring an intruder right to my desktop, or in my case any friend of mine that has minimal Linux knowledge.. Just wondering if anyone else might know of something I can do to fix this.

Thanks!


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#2 2006-06-17 22:31:35

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
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Re: What good is locking your session... (SOLVED)

That's the security you put on it by yourself. Use a desktop manager like kdm or gdm and use it to login: no possible way to get to the shell. Another way: configure X with options like no possible VT switching and disable zapping using C-A-BS.

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#3 2006-06-17 22:57:23

Cerebral
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From: Waterloo, ON, CA
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Re: What good is locking your session... (SOLVED)

Alternatively, you can start X with

exec startx

- then when the X server is killed it immediately returns you to the login instead of the shell prompt.  I have it set this way on my work machine, with an alias in my .bashrc:

alias startx="exec startx"

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#4 2006-06-17 23:01:39

dalcasey
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Registered: 2006-03-05
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Re: What good is locking your session... (SOLVED)

Woah! Awesome guys, thanks for the fast replies. No more goofing around from my friends on my computer anymore big_smile Thanks again!


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