I'm using xmonad as my window manager. There's no default hibernate/lock app by default.

I tried slock, it locked my screen; however, I don't know how to re-enter the system: there's just a black screen, and nothing works.

How can I enter the system?

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To unlock slock, simply type your user password at the blank screen.

You can verify this is the process via slock's readme.

  • 3
    Wow, that's so simple. I thought there must be some place to input password. It is radically simple!
    – Nick
    Dec 22, 2014 at 14:28
  • 2
    Oh God! I can't believe I Googled this!!! :D
    – tftd
    Oct 13, 2017 at 5:04

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