Automatic screen lock when leaving desk

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Tue Jul 14 15:54:46 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Frederique
Rijsdijk<frederique at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for a way to automaticaly lock my X session when I leave my
> desk. Probably just using 'xlockmore -mode blank' or such. But how to
> detect?
> It could be infrared based (heat signature), video based (webcam w/
> motion detection) or even mechanical (switch in seat? meh..).
> And how would FreeBSD interface with such device? Most likely via USB,
> since my lt doesn't have any serial ports.
> Any ideas? Experience?

There was an application about a year or so, Gnome based, that I saw
in the Ubuntu repository. I just checked the ports tree, but
unfortunately I don't see it.  (I searched based on key, not name,
because I forget the exact name.)

It would connect to bluetooth on a cellular phone / smartphone, and if
the bluetooth signal was lost (ie, you walked away) xscreensaver would
kick in.

Glen Barber

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