Re: Problem with Debian 4.0 security
Are you login as root user?? From root you can't use lock screen facility.
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Bret Busby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am running Debian 4.0 on this computer.
The facility Desktop -> Lock Screen, is not working.
The facility Applications -> Debian -> Screen -> Lock -> KTux, raises a screensaver, but that screen can simply be closed, by clicking on the cross in the top right corner of the window, and does not require a login, to unlock the screen.
The facility Desktop -> Logout -> Switch User, goes to a login screen, but then, when the screen is turned off, and, turned back on, some hours later, the display is returned to how it was before using that facility, without the login scren appearing, and, without logging in.
As, in these circumstances, the computer can apparently, only be secured, by shutting it down, a security issue appears apparent.
As the above facilities for locking the screen, do not work properly, is there any other reliable way to lock the screen, without losing the log in session?
Thank you in anticipation.
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