SuSE 11.3 - man page for vlock-plugins (suse section 5)
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vlock-plugins - plugin support for vlock
If vlock-main(8) is compiled with plugin support its default features are very limited: it
can only lock the current session and ask for authenticiaton. However it is possible to
extend this functions through plugins. These plugins are loaded when vlock-main starts
and can provide hooks that are called at certain points during the lifetime of the vlock-
The following plugins are provided when installing vlock with default options:
This plugin locks all sessions by disabling console switching. It is also loaded
when giving the -a,--all option to vlock(1).
This plugin switches to a new virtual console before disabling console switching
through the "all" plugin. It is also loaded when giving the -n,--new option to
Linux only. This plugin disables the Linux SysRQ mechanism before the console
switching is locked by the "all" plugin. It is also loaded when giving the
-s,--disable-sysrq option to vlock(1).
The following plugins are only available if explicitely selected at build time:
This plugin runs a random libcaca screensaver when the screen is locked.
For information about writing plugins see the PLUGINS file in the vlock source distribu-
Frank Benkstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux 10 November 2007 VLOCK-PLUGINS(5)
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