On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 12:47 PM, William Jon McCann <mccann(a)jhu.edu> wrote:
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Reid Rivenburgh <reidr(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 11:17 AM, William Jon McCann <mccann(a)jhu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Reid Rivenburgh <reidr(a)pobox.com>
> > ...
> > > But now I'd like to use the built-in user switching, since it
> > > does a better job of managing permissions and resources. I have the
> > > applet installed, so I can click on that, go to "Other...",
> > > the gdm login. That works fine. But I don't know how to call it
> > > xautolock. Is there a way to do that? If not, should I submit a
> > > bugzilla feature request? I think I basically just need some way to
> > > invoke it from the command line.
> > You should be able to add something like the attached script into your
> > system-wide session autostart configuration.
> Great, thanks, Jon. I will give it a try later. I'm not quite sure I
> understand what it's doing; I wasn't aware of gdmflexiserver. Does it
> need to run as root?
What it is doing is watching for messages from gnome-screensaver.
When it detects a message that indicates that the user session is idle
then it will run gdmflexiserver to cause a switch to a GDM login
screen. The gdmflexiserver command will switch to an existing GDM
screen if one already exists on the current seat, or it will create a
new one and switch to it.
It does not have to run as root.
Well, that certainly sounds perfect. If I'd only known about the
powers of dbus-monitor and gdmflexiserver, but I had no idea to even
look for those things. Thanks again!