Locking the screen

Scott Robert Ladd scott at coyotegulch.com
Tue Mar 18 21:37:07 CET 2003

Peder wrote:
>  Are you sure xscreensaver is running? Try
>  'xscreensaver-command -activate '
>  in an xterm on Tycho and see.

On *BOTH* machines, "xscreensaver-command -activate" report "no screensaver

Yet one one machine, selecting "Lock Screen" works, and on the other it
doesn't! And yes, xscreensaver is installe don both computers...

>  If you are running X as root on Tycho xscreensaver won't work
>  for security reasons (if I'm not mistaken). Log in as a normal
>  user and try the above.

Nope, I'm just a plain ol' user in this case.


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