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Re: Screen locking programs on Xorg 1.11
From: Sebastian Pipping <sebastian () pipping org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:45:51 +0100
On 01/19/2012 01:03 AM, Gu1 wrote:
I recently found out that it is possible to kill a screensaver/screen
locker program on the latest version of Xorg (1.11 shipped with
archlinux, debian wheezy..) using the Ctrl+Alt+Multiply key binding.
I was able to reproduce it with Xorg 1.11.3 on Gentoo.
It didn't work for multiply from shift+plus (German keyboard layout) but
the keypad's plus (involving Num lock) did bypass the password dialog.
This behavior seems to have been introduced in a recent commit and i
couldn't find a way to disable it.
All screen locking programs i tested (gnome-screensaver, kscreenlocker,
slock, slimlock...), are basically rendered useless.
Thanks for not keeping this to yourself. I'm really glad to know.
I found the commit on branch master, see here:
The first tag coming later in time seems to be xorg-server-126.96.36.1992
on page before:
I looked for function PrintDeviceGrabInfo introduced by the commit you
# grep -Rl '^PrintDeviceGrabInfo' \
So from a superficial analysis anything since 188.8.131.522 could be