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From: Vanja Hrustic (vanjavanja.com)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 11:24:45 CDT
On Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:06:55 -0300
"William N. Zanatta" <williamveritel.com.br> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Talking about some bad experiences with my friend, I discovered (he
> told me) it is possible to abort a X session even when the screen is
> locked by some kind of application like 'xlock'.
> I have made the following test:
> 1. Logged into the system as 'william' (a normal non-privileged
> user). 2. startx
> 3. Run xlock
> ... the screen is now locked...
> 4. Tried a hit on some keys. The password screen appears.
> 5. Then, 'ctrl-alt-backspace' and voila... X is down and my console
> is there, opened for me.
This is very old issue.
You don't even need to kill the X session. Just use CTRL+ALT+F[1-6] (at
least on Linux) to switch back to the console. If you get back to the
console from which X was started, just kill it with CTRL+C.
Never start X from your shell with 'startx' only. Use XDM/KDM/GSM or some
other display manager.
If you have to use startx, do something like:
"startx & exit"
Now, if X is killed with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE (or user switched back to
console) , it'll welcome you with the login prompt.
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