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Lock X11 display until password is entered.

xlock locks the X server till the user enters his/her password at the keyboard. While xlock is running, all new server connections are refused. The screen saver is disabled. The mouse cursor is turned off. The screen is blanked and a changing pattern is put on the screen. If a key or a mouse button is pressed then the user is prompted for the password of the user who started xlock. xlockmore extends the standard xlock program by adding many more modes that are highly configurable.

Note that under XFree86, the X11 implementation for Linux, Control- Alt-Backspace will defeat the locking mechanism and return your console back unless you put "DontZap" in your XF86Config file. 'xdm' returns to the login prompt. Control-Alt-F1 (among others) will defeat locking mechanism with virtual terminals, so make sure that you are not logged onto any virtual consoles.

Package version:4.02.1-1


xlockmore4.02.1: the maintained version of xlock
see docs/Revisions for more version stuff
Primary site: in /contrib/applications
Maintainer: David A. Bagley <>
Alpha versions may be available at:
Adapted from Patrick J. Naughton's original xlock,
  with lots of help from others.

Note to binary redistributers:


XLOCK(1)                                                    XLOCK(1)

       xlock  -  Locks  the  local  X  display  until  a password is

       xlock [ -help ] [ -version ] [ -resources ] [  -display  dis‐
       playname  ]  [  -visual visualname ] [ -name resourcename ] [
       -mode modename ] [ -delay usecs  ]  [  -batchcount  num  ]  [
       -cycles  nu


xlockmore (4.02.1-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium

  * new upstream version: fixes for swirl mode (multiscreen mode) and 
    tube mode (should no longer bomb out on TrueColor) (fixes #10085)

 -- Dirk Eddelbuettel <>  Sat, 31 May 1997 21:16:15 -0400

xlockmore (4.02-1) unstable frozen stable; urgency=medium

  * new upstream release xlockmore-4.01 with several enhancements (as fo


xlockmore-4.02.1 as of 30 May 1997, the maintained version of xlock
Adapted from Patrick J. Naughton


This is Debian/GNU Linux's prepackaged version of the 'xlock' utility.
'xlock' locks the X server u

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