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Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:45:51 +0100
From: Sebastian Pipping <>
Subject: Re: Screen locking programs on Xorg 1.11

On 01/19/2012 01:03 AM, Gu1 wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently found out that it is possible to kill a screensaver/screen
> locker program on the latest version of Xorg (1.11 shipped with
> archlinux, debian wheezy..) using the Ctrl+Alt+Multiply key binding.

I was able to reproduce it with Xorg 1.11.3 on Gentoo.
It didn't work for multiply from shift+plus (German keyboard layout) but
the keypad's plus (involving Num lock) did bypass the password dialog.

> This behavior seems to have been introduced in a recent commit[1] and i
> couldn't find a way to disable it.
> All screen locking programs i tested (gnome-screensaver, kscreenlocker,
> slock, slimlock...), are basically rendered useless.

Thanks for not keeping this to yourself.  I'm really glad to know.

> [1]:

I found the commit on branch master, see here:

The first tag coming later in time seems to be xorg-server-
on page before:

I looked for function PrintDeviceGrabInfo introduced by the commit you
pointed to:

  # grep -Rl '^PrintDeviceGrabInfo' \
        xorg-server- \
        xorg-server- \

So from a superficial analysis anything since could be



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