how to detect user is idle in X

how to detect user is idle in X

Post by Anso » Wed, 07 Aug 2002 11:31:29

Hi all,

        How can I detect user is idle in X window, just like the screen
saver do.




1. killing idle users that don't seem to be idle

Help :)

        I'm looking for something that can intelligently
kill users who are idle, even though they they don't seem

        The problem is that we are running a multi-user,
multi-platform system, with a Unixware server/gateway
and two Linux boxes, one acting as a shell system and the
other as an NNTP news server.  The Unixware server is
acting as the 'accountant' and 'timer', but when the server
decides 'hey, you are outta time', and nukes the user,
I get 'dead' processes under the Linux machine.  I tried
'idleout', but some of those processs are users running
things like 'irc' that the system doesn't recognize being
idle :(  Or at least it doesn't seem to :(

        Can anyone suggest something that might be of
aid under Linux?  Or is idleout the best that is out there
and I'm just configuring it wrong?



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