Review Request 117157: Unlock session via DBus

Martin Klapetek martin.klapetek at
Sat Mar 29 23:07:15 GMT 2014

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:

> Em sáb 29 mar 2014, às 12:25:48, Martin Gräßlin escreveu:
> > no, the lockscreen is secure. If you are logged in at a tty there is no
> way
> > to unlock the screen - the only way to bypass the lock is to kill
> ksmserver
> > which results in the session being killed.
> You can attach gdb to ksmserver and make it think that the authentication
> was
> successful for whichever password was typed.

However many distros disable gdb attach to running processes by default;
you have to either be root or echo 1 somewhere in /proc (for which you also
need to be root).

Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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