Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Locking Screen on EEEPC

The Asus EEEPC does allow locking the desktop using CTRL-ALT-L. However there is a bundled utility kdesktop_lock that allows just that.

To lock the desktop type the following line in a terminal.

kdesktop_lock --forcelock

This will lock the desktop (with the taskbar still being displayed)

Here's how you can add an icon to the EEEPC's SimpleUI, so that you do not have to type in the command every time.

Add this to the /opt/xandros/share/AsusLauncher/simpleui.rc

       icon="iptv_norm.png"
selected_icon="iptv_hi.png">
Lock Desktop