Harold Stevens wrote:
> In <email@example.com> Roy Schestowitz:
>> a simple way of just approaching a sleeping machine and enter the
>> password while the CRT's come back to life?
> Shot in the dark: if this is a typical desktop (mostly idle, especially
> overnight), have a look at the -delay option in the xlock manpage. As I
> read it, you might get what you want (immediate keyboard response), and
> what you don't want (a hogged-out CPU delaying overnight tasks):
> -delay usecs
> The delay option sets the speed at which a mode will operate. It
> simply sets the number of microseconds to delay between batches of
> animations. In blank mode, it is important to set this to some
> small number of seconds, because the keyboard and mouse are only
> checked after each delay, so you cannot set the delay too high,
> but a delay of zero would needlessly consume cpu checking for
> mouse and keyboard input in a tight loop, since blank mode has no
> work to do.
> I've never tried this myself, but maybe it'll do what you're asking.
> BTW--might set aside time to glance at the (many) other xlock options.
That will serve me as an excellent starting point. If this works, I then
need to worry about how to incorporate this into Control Center. Maybe I'll
set up a custom accelerator using xbindkeys instead. I'll experiment and
let you know the outcome.
Roy S. Schestowitz