Re: [dwm] screen locker

From: Scytrin dai Kinthra <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:32:52 -0800

I've been using xss at work for the last 6 months and have had no
problems I didn't create myself.
I've been trying to find something that will grab keyboard and mouse
input, so I can see the desktop and any alerts that may pop up, and
have been using xss+xkeygrab. Good stuff, especially when your
co-workers walk over when you step away and can't figure out why they
can't pull a prank.
xkeygrab sometimes doesn't return mouse+keyboard input after being
forcibly killed, so watch out on occasion.

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 09:57, 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:
> Neale

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