Package Details: slimlock 1.3.6-3

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Package Base: slimlock
Description: Unholy screen locker (without SLiM)
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: slim>=1.3.6, slimlock-git
Submitter: None
Maintainer: WorMzy
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 85
Popularity: 0.000023
First Submitted: 2010-12-24 22:51
Last Updated: 2019-02-11 09:32

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Anonymous comment on 2011-10-25 17:29

Alex1985: That's right, I removed the ability to switch tty's, as a security feature. I'm working on the freezing problem, but unfortunately I haven't been able to reproduce it. Sorry, I don't know anything about xscreensaver so I can't answer your question.

Anonymous comment on 2011-10-25 07:35

Great package!
See that I use Slim to start Openbox is great to have the same login theme on the lock screen... anyway...

- I'm not able to switch to tty(n) after i give slimlock command (in any case and every time). Think is related to bug correction reported by orschiro.
- As jsteel reported, sometimes it freeze after suspend for a long time.

one question:
is there a way to use it as xscreensaver locker instead of xscreensaver standard one???


jsteel commented on 2011-10-02 14:07

Since the upgrade to 0.10.1 it sometimes freezes when I resume from suspend (cannot type anything). The mouse still moves. I have to kill my computer since I cannot switch tty.

mika.fischer commented on 2011-09-29 17:54

Thanks, the fix works fine.

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-28 21:48

mika.fischer: I added /etc/pam.d/slimlock to the backup array so the behavior should now be correct.

mika.fischer commented on 2011-09-27 07:32

The slimlock package seems to unconditionally overwrite its PAM config in /etc/pam.d/slimlock. This is very bad since if the user modified it and slimlock changes it, you cannot login anymore. I think this file should be treated as a configuration file and not overwritten if changed by the user.

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-21 20:47

orschiro: The bug you reported has been fixed. Thank you!

orschiro commented on 2011-09-13 21:53

There is a major security leak which allows to change to another tty when the screen is locked. See .

Can this be fixed in the next release?


Anonymous comment on 2011-03-17 14:35

mikeym: I'm glad you like it! I would definitely welcome anyone who knows linux security better than me to take a look at the source.

mikeym commented on 2011-03-16 18:19

I have to say, first appearances this is really nice. just having spent way too much time trying to theme xscreensaver to mitigate some of the dialog skin horror, this is a nice change.

I would be interested to know what someone who knows their linux security would make of this.