I am using a combination of xautolock and slimlock to automatiacally lock my machine if it does not receive input.
xautolock -locker /usr/bin/lockify.sh -time 5 &
#!/bin/bash DONTLOCK=false if pidof gnome-mplayer then DONTLOCK=true else echo "gnome-mplayer is not running" fi if $DONTLOCK then echo "Watching Video, not locking screen" else /usr/bin/slimlock fi
Only recently I discovered that this is a problem, when I have a VMWare guest running in the foreground. What happens is that when the lock-screen is engaged the keyboard input seems to remain with my vmware-guest so I cannot unlock my host system.
Does anyone know how I could ensure that input focus is transferred back to my host before the system is locked?