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Old 30th April 2008, 11:53 PM
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Automatic password-protected locking in both X and VTs?

What can be done if you have security requirements to have a screensaver that locks access? Most X screensavers can do that, but they don't also lock VT access, and there does not seem to be a VT equivalent. The xlockmore package seems to be a good way to lock both X and VTs, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to invoke it as the standard screensaver. It also probably won't help if the user leaves the system while in VT mode. Is ther an automatic console-locking tool that can be enabled for VTs?

An easy solution is just to disable VTs in the standard run level, and maybe use runlevel 4 as X with VTs. However, it seems that automatically locking access after a timeout should be a standard security feature, whether you are using an X session or a VT console.
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Old 1st May 2008, 02:08 AM
marko Offline
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You could install the vlock package, but it too doesn't have timeout
feature. You'd have to use API calls from some app or daemon to
monitor if tty's are in use and idle for how long and when the timeout is passed, run

vlock --all

but that would lock them all, vlock is really meant for interactive
use -- the user wants to step away from a VT a short while but
not log out.
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