Re: Windows XP-style login

On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 17:47, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 11:24, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > to "screen" with a terminal.
> > 
> >  2. "Share my desktop" with easy GUI, means we need to be able to add
> >     VNC to any X server without restarting the X server.
> Wow, is that possible?  From your description it seems so; that would be
> really cool!
> I think that if we had this feature, it wouldn't be hard to add another
> feature I'd really like to see; a Windows XP style login.  I was really
> impressed when I used XP for the first time a while ago.  When the
> screensaver kicks in, you can log in not only as the current user, but
> as any other user as well.  So basically the screensaver just becomes a
> login prompt.  I find that very convenient, more than the current "New
> login" GDM thing (although that is nice).

This is not the way to do this.  Yes it will work, but it's nowhere near
the "right" way *and* there is already a bug filed about it.  It does
belong in GDM, or a combination of GDM/Xscreensaver.

Shahms E. King <shahms shahms com>

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