[PATCH] Add support to lightdm lock screen tool

Adam Glover masato529 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 18:33:40 CEST 2016

FWIW, I use light-locker, and it has the same --lock option that 
gnome-screensaver-command uses.  If you work without gnome-screensaver 
installed, then you can do what I do, which is make a symlink to 
light-locker-command.  It avoids having to worry changing the script 
every time you update the package (assuming the use of distro packages).

I'm reading a bit on dm-tool (I hadn't noticed its existence before 
now), and it looks to me like it uses dbus to send commands to the 
session manager, which must be configured for a locker. This is 
generating security complaints for cases where the user doesn't have one 
installed or configured (technically the user/admin's fault).  
Personally, I find it easier to just skip all that and work with the 
existing xflock script, which calls the commands directly (and I shim in 
the program I actually want to use like above).

On 09/23/2016 09:08 AM, Sean Davis wrote:
> By using hard-coded system paths, it reduces the risk of a malicious 
> application being installed at the user level (by script or other 
> method) and executed by xflock4.
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM Genghis Khan <genghiskhan at gmx.ca 
> <mailto:genghiskhan at gmx.ca>> wrote:
>     Question to the developers.
>     Why are the lock commands are hard-coded?
>     I would expect to use Desktop Files instead.
>     Potential directories:
>     /usr/share/xflock4/
>     /usr/share/xfce4/xflock4/
>     > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:46 PM
>     > From: "Alexander Alzate Olaya" <alexanderao at hospitec.com.co
>     <mailto:alexanderao at hospitec.com.co>>
>     > To: xfce4-dev at xfce.org <mailto:xfce4-dev at xfce.org>
>     > Subject: [PATCH] Add support to lightdm lock screen tool
>     >
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