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  1. #1

    how to lock the screen

    Dear sir,

    How to lock the screen on fedora 8.

    i have checked two tabs in screen saver preferences
    1.Activate screen saver when computer is idle
    2.Lock screen when screen saver is active.

    after done this still i was unable to lock the screen is there any configuration file is missing if any configuration file is mission how to do this

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    West Yorks
    Are you using GNOME or KDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Are you using GNOME or KDE.
    I am using GNOME

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    Linux Engineer Thrillhouse's Avatar
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    Arlington, VA, USA
    I believe there's a widget in the Gnome panel that will lock the screen for you. Right-Click on the panel and click Add to Panel, then search for Lock Screen.

    I think you can also bind this to a key combination, CTRL+ALT+L, for instance. I think it can also be configured to activate when the screensaver comes on, not sure about idle time.

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    Type gconf-editor (as the user as you're logged) in the terminal.
    Go to apps>panel>global
    Under lock_down click the checkbox
    Press "OK".
    Restart gnome with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

    Or, you could try to assign the 'lock screen' command to a shortcut key. In order to do that, try this:
    Type gconf-editor in the terminal.
    Go to apps > metacity > keybinding_commands
    Here we have a list of twelve slots for commands. Double click on "command_1"
    In Key Value Type xscreensaver -lock
    Go to apps > metacity > global_keybindings
    Double click on e.g. "run_command_1"
    Change the key value to whatever key combination you like (e.g. CTRL-ALT-L).
    Press "Ok".
    Restart gnome with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

    Hope it helps. Pls tell me if it works.

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