[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#780025: dm-tool: Document light-locker needed for dm-tool lock
synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Sun Mar 8 13:03:06 UTC 2015
Followup-For: Bug #780025
In #780024 I discovered the failured the root cause of my inability to
lock the screen was that I did not have xscreensaver installed and did
not replace it with an alternative screen locker. It appears that
light-locker is the appropriate alternative for lightdm. But dm-tool(1)
doesn't mention or cross-reference via SEE ALSO light-locker(1). I think
it should, since without it, "dm-tool lock" just looks broken.
After installing light-locker, logging out and logging in, this is the
new behaviour I observed if I trigger a screen lock (either via lxpanel >
lxsession-logout > Lock Screen, or via 'dm-tool lock'):
1. A new VT is opened for the locker dialog on vt8.
2. If I ctrl-alt-f7 to go back to vt7, a message telling me the session
is locked and I'll be redirected in a few sessions is displayed. After
waiting a few seconds, I am redirected back to the locker dialog on
Therefore, I'm retitling this bug and dropping severity to minor, as it
is simply a doc problem now.
Please also consider if lightdm should at least have Suggests:
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