Re: [dwm] screen locker

From: Thayer Williams <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:20:33 -0800

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Neale Pickett <> wrote:
> Since the list is talking about slock, now might be an appropriate time
> for me to mention again my xss project:
> This provides several single-purpose programs which allow you to build a
> screen locker (or just saver) with a shell script. I set mine up to
> check the entered password against an md5 hash of my password: this
> means there's no need for suid root. At work, it runs kinit and unlocks
> on success; this has the nice property of getting me a new kerberos
> ticket at the same time.
> When I mailed the list about this in April someone responded with a neat
> thing called "sinac", which is a little smaller than xss, but polls, and
> only replaces one of the 6 programs in my package. Some folks may
> prefer it, combined with slock or xlock:

Thanks for the info! I have been using xautolock until now. I'll
give xss a try soon.

FWIW, I tried sinac before xautolock and I found that it consumed an
unusual amount of CPU resources in the range of 30-50%. Perhaps there
was an incompatibility with the latest Xorg server, I'm not sure. I
didn't stay with it long enough to find out.
Received on Sat Dec 13 2008 - 21:20:33 UTC

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