Re: gnome-xscreensaver (and some fast user switching)

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Xavier Bestel wrote:

> From: Xavier Bestel <xavier bestel free fr>
> Subject: Re: gnome-xscreensaver (and some fast user switching)
> Le mar 02/12/2003 à 08:45, Shahms E. King a écrit :
> > On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 22:20, Rob Adams wrote:
> > > The first problem is easy -- let the screensaver handle reauthentication
> > > of already-logged in users.
> >
> > How?? You've selected "log in as another user" and you're looking at the
> > GDM login screen.  You enter your name and password into the GDM
> > greeter.  Only then does it know that 1) you are who you say you are and
> > 2) you have another log in.  GDM could ask after you enter your username
> > and let the screensaver take care of asking for the password, but that's
> > ugly (Especially considering the VT switch involved).  It can, however,
> > turn off the screensaver the same way it turned it on...
> Well, the screensaver should do just that: screensave. The screen
> locking should be handled by GDM: it would then display a dialog
> enabling the current user to just enter its password to unlock, or to
> select a different user and log in / switch to its desktop and unlock.
> 	Xav

Not everyone runs gdm. So you want to introduce a hard dependency on
gdm?? People who use startx all of a sudden can't unlock their screen
anymore? That is a gross regression.


Chipzz AKA
Jan Van Buggenhout

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