XFce4: X-screensaver bug
sonicadmin at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 19 23:51:46 CEST 2003
OK, I brought this up in my HOWTO. Although I removed it from the document, it
is something that still effects XFce4.
When I log into a shell as root to execute a script the screen blanks out and
an xscreensaver session pops up.
It's not a deal killer, and it's actually easy enough to get rid of. You
simply move the mouse to gain the window focus back. This makes me wonder if
it is indeed a dormant session of root running in the background. If so, I
would think that this is a serious security issue.
You can get the screen saver to quit popping up by editing the "test $UID"
line in the /etc/xfce4/xinitrc file. Simply look for the following line and
place a hash (#) in front of it:
# Launch xscreensaver (if available), but only as non-root user
test $UID -gt 0 && xscreensaver -no-splash &
Ilkka, have you experienced this behavior with SuSE 8.2?
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