FreeBSD logon screen

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat May 7 22:54:24 UTC 2011

On Sat, 07 May 2011 23:26:21 +0100, pwnedomina <pwnedomina at> wrote:
> i cant get into work, if i enter the slock command in the terminal it 
> just show a black screen.

I think that's what it's intended to do. If you need a
screensaver (including locking functionality) you may
be interested in xlockmore (comand: xlock) or xscreensaver.

Personally, I'm using "xlock -mode lament" here, and it
is associated to the big key on the top left, "Help", on
my Sun USB keyboard so it's easy to reach when leaving
the workstation. :-)

> ive read the README file but its not helping.
> my window manager is fluxbox..

The program works independently from the window manager.
However, you can access the "slock" command to an icon,
menu entry or key combination, this is usually done by
the configuration utility of the window manager. In my
case (see above) it's the WindowMaker configuration tool
that assigns xlock to a specific key.

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