X11: Xautolock/xlock(last edit: 2000-11-22)
Xautolock is a program to ..... automaticaly lock your X Window display. You can install
(automaticaly) starting xautolock
All programs specified in the '~/.xautostartprograms' are started when x is started.
So if you want 'xautolock' to start you can put the following line in your '~/.xautostartprograms':
xautolock -time 10 -locker '/usr/X11R6/bin/xlock &
This will start 'xautolock' witch will start 'xlock' after a timout of 10 minutes.
Xautolock monitors the user activity on an X Window display. If none is detected
within mins minutes, a program is started as specified by the -locker option.
-time Specifies the primary timeout interval.
The default is 10 minutes, the minimum is
1 minute, and the maximum is 1 hour.
-locker Specifies the locker to be used. The
default is xlock.
As you might have noticed from the above text: the actual program which locks the display
is 'xlock' so you'll have to install that one also.
You can install 'xlock' from:
The only option 'xlock' uses which I found interesting is the '-mode [screensaver]' option
which specfies a specific screensaver to use. For a full list of screensavers see 'man xlock'.
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