Project ID: 66877


xss-lock hooks up your favorite locker to the MIT screen saver extension for X and also to systemd's login manager. The locker is executed in response to events from these two sources:

  • X signals when screen saver activation is forced or after a period of user inactivity (as set with xset s TIMEOUT). In the latter case, the notifier command, if specified, is executed first.

  • The login manager can also request that the session be locked; as a result of loginctl lock-sessions, for example. Additionally, xss-lock uses the inhibition logic to lock the screen before the system goes to sleep.

xss-lock waits for the locker to exit -- or kills it when screen saver deactivation or session unlocking is forced -- so the command should not fork.

Also, xss-lock manages the idle hint on the login session. The idle state of the session is directly linked to user activity as reported by X (except when the notifier runs before locking the screen). When all sessions are idle, the login manager can take action (such as suspending the system) after a preconfigured delay.

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