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RE: How can I allow screensaver unlocking by root?



François, others

"If it is someone else ask him" - that's too easy to say. What if there are 20 or 30 (or more) other people who can log in on that system? I'd have to remember all their passwords. Basically, I want to be able to get on the machine with my root password without killing X servers, existing logins, running apps, etc.

Just like Solaris installations, where the root passwd can unlock any user's screen saver. If I am the root passwd owner, I want to be able to get on a machine without having to destroy parts of it.

I checked on FC3, and there the root passwd can still unlock the screen saver. Is there some kind of setting to get this behaviour back? Or do I have to get the v4.18 from FC3 and put it where FC4's v4.21 resides - assuming it'll work?

Any ideas, anybody?

wlamee

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of François Patte
> Sent: 28 March 2006 15:30
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: How can I allow screensaver unlocking by root?
> 
> 
> Wouter Lamee nc3a nato int a écrit :
> > Hey folks,
> > 
> > Like the subject says: I have the standard screensaver in 
> FC4 (I think
> > it's xlock), but the root passwd will not unlock it. How 
> can I enable
> > root passwd unlocking on that screensaver?
> 
> Don't understand too much your question....
> 
> To unlock the xscreensavers it is sufficient to use the 
> password of the
> owner of the x session. If you are this one, it is your 
> password. If it
> is someone else ask him. If his not here or if your relations are bad,
> kill the x session: Ctrl-Alt-Delete, you don't need to be 
> root for this.
> 
> -- 
> François Patte
> UFR de mathématiques et informatique
> Université Paris 5 - Paris
> http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~patte
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