Switching to another user with automatic locking

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 17:29:28 CEST 2007

On 4/24/07, Nikolas Arend <Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net> wrote:
> >> Is there some way of switching to another user with automatic locking
> >> of the screen of the first user, i.e., likewise KDE?
> >
> > Doesn't the gnome-screensaver have such a feature?  Lock screen, and
> > then you can log in as another user.
> You can use xscreensaver together with gdm, i.e. gdmflexiserver.
> xscreensaver has this switch users functionality (must be compiled in,
> but usually it is), which calls gdmflexiserver. When the screen is
> locked via "xscreensaver-command -lock", the xscreensaver login gui
> provides you with a "New Login" button which in turn brings you to a new
> gdm login screen.

Thanks, Mike and Nick. "xscreensaver-command -lock" only locks the
screen, unfortunately. (I am using here Fedora Core 6.) How can I
install gnome-screensaver?


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