[K12OSN] Disabling screen saver?

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri Dec 8 14:21:42 UTC 2006

To turn off the password lock on the screensaver, install the gconf-editor ('yum install 
gconf-editor').  Then, in gconf-editor, go to apps->gnome-screensaver, uncheck 
'lock_enabled'.  Then, right-click on lock_enabled and choose 'mandatory' to force this 
change on all users.  If you make it 'default' it will set it that way as the default, 
but it won't prevent some smart-alec kid from turning the lock on his screensaver back 
on; 'mandatory' prevents this.

To remotely logout users, run fl_teachertool.  Note that you have to do a tiny bit of 
configuration to allow anyone other than root to logout users.  Google for teachertool 
and you'll get Robert Arkiletian's page that includes the steps to set that up (he wrote 


Jim Anderson wrote:
> Is there a way to globally disable the screensavers for all users in
> K12LTSP?  Some of my users leave the computer room without logging out
> and other users cannot log in unless the terminal is rebooted.  I would
> like to also remotely log out users so that there is not promlem with
> locked files/runaway processes that cause problems for other users.
> K12LTSP v.5.0
> Dell Pentium D 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM
> 24 GX1 clients
> Jim
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