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Re: trust [was Re: Open Xlock as root]



On Sat, 11 Dec 1999, Savochkin Andrey Vladimirovich wrote:

> The real thing which can be easily done today is to teach users to use
> `vlock -a' rather than xlock.  I've never used xlock since once I saw an
> unlocked terminal with a nice message about segmentation fault in xlock when
> I came from lunch.

Well, the problem of xlock segfaulting and unlocking the screen has been
addressed by xscreensaver:  xscreensaver runs all of the pretty stuff in a
separate process, so that if the screensaver itself segfaults, the display
will still remain locked.

-Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer





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