[Thinlinc-technical] automatically unlocking screen saver on session connect?

Torsten Kasch tk at CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Tue Dec 2 08:02:54 CET 2014

Hi Jens,

On 01.12.2014 20:10, Jens Maus wrote:
> — cut here — 
> #!/bin/sh
> /usr/bin/pkill -u ${USER} --signal HUP xscreensaver &
> — cut here —

That seems to work for me as well. :-)

> Put that into a „01-screenunlock.sh“ file in the sessionreconnect.d directory
> and give it executable rights. Please note that this will of course unlock
> ALL sessions of a particular user. So if you are running thinlinc with
> multisession support you would have to modify further. But in our case here
> (we only allow one session per user) this perfectly unlocks the right
> xscreensaver process.

We're planning to allow only one session per user as well, so we can live with
that restriction for now. At least I now won't have to explain to all our users
why they need to enter their password twice. :-)

Thanks for sharing the code,


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