Re: [dev] slock - cannot log in

From: pancake <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:43:44 +0100

I wonder if it could be possible to add a static password for slock.

The reason is that because of dpms, it is common to type the password
without seeing anytihng on screen and then with dpms on discover that
somebody in the chat told you something and you replied with your

No, this never happened to me ;) but it's a possible scenario, another one
i can imagine is that somebody just lock your X with a modified slock to
retrieve your user password.

If the slock password gets different from the user one it will be good
because this way your user password keeps as secret as is. And you
dont need to type it for everything.

I would like to see such option in config.h (not mandatory)

Do somebody agrees?

On 12/17/2009 12:33 PM, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> 2009/12/17<>:
>> Hi guys,
>> I've been stably using slock on arch linux for
>> months (last system update ca. 3 weeks ago)
>> with awesome.
>> Right now I am at work, went to the bathroom
>> 10 mins. ago, locked via slock right before,
>> came back and couldn't log back in.
>> I've tried everything: keyboard layout
>> switches, thinkpad Fn keys, etc. -
>> anyone have any more ideas other than
>> power button? Have there ever been similar
>> reports?
>> Any help is most warmly appreciated!
> Please try hg tip, there have been several fixes recently.
> Cheers,
> Anselm
Received on Thu Dec 17 2009 - 11:43:44 UTC

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