X11 and virtual consoles....

Eric Schuele e.schuele at computer.org
Mon Apr 17 21:21:48 UTC 2006


[hadn't worn my newbie hat lately... so I thought I'd try it on.]

Is there a way to run X via startx and prevent someone from switching 
back to the console that started it and pressing Ctrl-C, without using 
DontVTSwitch in my xorg.conf file?

I would like to be able to use multiple virtual consoles.  But do not 
like the idea of someone switching back to *my* virtual console... 
killing X and having my account available to them.  This way I could 
lock my session via xscreensaver, and walk away.  Then someone else 
could login and use the machine... just not *my* account.

I had envisioned something like a script that did the following:
   startx &

Yet vlock does not like this at all.  I was hoping to background 
startx... and then lock the virtual console. :)

Is there anything that might accomplish something similar?



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