Unlock your KDE4 session remotely (for boxes locked by KDE lock utility)

killall -s 9 krunner_lock
With this you can unlock your KDE4 session via SSH, via mobile phone SSH or e. g. scheduled task in crontab (without asking password). Useful when you need to grant somebody access to your locked profile remotely. Create an alias (e. g. as "unlock") and use with remote KDE4 lock. This works only on KDE4 boxes because KDE 3 is using utility with another name. Tested on Kubuntu 8.10.

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By: b2e
2009-05-21 22:29:06

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I made a shell script which runs from a console shell; should be run as the same user running KDE. the export XAUTHORITY was necessary for me, KDE 4.4.5 / Debian. #!/bin/sh # run as tim export DISPLAY=:0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/tim/.Xauthority qdbus org.kde.screenlocker /MainApplication quit
unixmonkey16091 · 385 weeks and 5 days ago

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