how to lock my screen in RHEL5 in root mode

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    how to lock my screen in RHEL5 in root mode

    I am able to lock the screen on my RHEL 5 as a regular user
    but as root it will not lock the screen when I clcik the lock
    icon. What is the command line to do this?


    i look for your further replys

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    Not sure, but should you be logged onto a desktop environment as root? Better to use a normal user and sudo anything you need higher privs for

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    If you are using GNOME on RHEL just try to do it with CTRL+ALT+l

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    For sudo just add your user to /etc/sudoers

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    Logging into X as root is moronic.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Nah, I'm root. . . I'm running X. . . done it for _YEARS_ . Never had a problem. One just needs to remember that one can toast one's self if one does something moronic. Logging into x as root != moronic -- doing stupid things as root == moronic. One needs not be in X to do stupid things as root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Nah, I'm root. . . I'm running X. . . done it for _YEARS_ . Never had a problem. One just needs to remember that one can toast one's self if one does something moronic. Logging into x as root != moronic -- doing stupid things as root == moronic. One needs not be in X to do stupid things as root.


    Its not just what you do. If you inadvertently run malicious code as root, then that code has root privs too. Do the sensible thing - setup sudo and get a proper account

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Nah, I'm root. . . I'm running X. . . done it for _YEARS_ . Never had a problem. One just needs to remember that one can toast one's self if one does something moronic. Logging into x as root != moronic -- doing stupid things as root == moronic. One needs not be in X to do stupid things as root.
    And what about software defects? I'm sure that will NEVER happen :\. What you're doing is moronic.

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    And people have been drunk driving and still alive, for now.

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