Is there a program that will lock my text consoles for me if I'm idle for a while? Something like: while !KeyboardInterrupt /* nobody's typing */ sleep 5m /* OK, they're really gone forever */ clear vlock --all Or something. xlock with the timer but without the X. Rob -- The three questions of greatest concern are -- 1. Is it attractive? 2. Is it amusing? 3. Does it know its place? -- Fran Lebowitz, "Metropolitan Life"