On 14 Jul 2009 21:43, Chad Perrin <per...@apotheon.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 05:32:01PM +0200, Frederique Rijsdijk 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?

Why does it have to be automatic? Something like xlockmore or slock can

be tied to a keyboard shortcut, such as ++. If for some

reason you require automatic locking, though, you could perhaps set up

some kind of Bluetooth connection detection if you have a Bluetooth

enabled cellphone in your pocket (or something else that would work as a

Bluetooth token) and if your computer has the right hardware. I imagine

writing a daemon in Perl or Ruby that checks for loss of a Bluetooth

connection would be easier than getting Bluetooth working in the first

place might be, depending on the state of Bluetooth support in FreeBSD.

I'm not really well-versed in the ephemera of what is used to determine

"inactivity" on a computer, but if it's reasonably easy (or if there's a

Perl module for it), that seems like the obvious way to handle it --

though of course that may present problems, such as false positives on

detecting "inactivity" when watching a movie on the computer or something

like that.

Although it would ravish your cellphone's battery....

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