Re: [dev] Re: slock - cannot log in

From: Claudio M. Alessi <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 21:04:40 +0100

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:48:48PM -0500, wrote:
> In gmane.comp.misc.suckless, you wrote:
> > 2009/12/17 Tony Lainson <>:
> > No. A screen locker locks the system completely (apart from remote logins).
> This seems odd to me. So you are saying that on a multi-user system a
> normal user can lock out the root user? And the only way for the root
> user to unlock is to do a remote login?
No, he was just wrong. An X11 screen locker just locks X. Because of how X
works, you are still able to ^-mod-F* to a virtual terminal and login as usual.

That's all.

Claudio M. Alessi

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Received on Fri Dec 18 2009 - 20:04:40 UTC

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