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> Cacko 1.2.1 b: Screensaver password lockout
dahukanna
post Jun 21 2004, 08:02 AM
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I set the password on the screensaver and it worked the first time. I left my Z for an hour and when I try the password I thought I had set it to, it says "NO GOOD".
Is there any way I can bypass the screensaver ? I have the Z attached to a Windows box with SSH.

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dahukanna
post Jun 21 2004, 09:16 AM
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I got it sorted by booting into pdaxrom, mounting mtdblock3 (/home), copying application data to SD and doing a NAND restore of latest backup which happened to be yesterday.

Moral of the story - backup regularly.

Just out of curiousity, does anyone use the screensaver password protection ?
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maslovsky
post Jun 23 2004, 04:05 AM
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You could have tried to remove the screensaver applet from the SSH terminal and the restart Qtopia.
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bluedevils
post Feb 22 2005, 08:15 AM
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Where is the password stored? Just a reboot stopped the lockout, but I wish to reset the password.
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waalkman
post Feb 23 2005, 02:25 AM
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What's the point of a screensaver password anyways? If someone gets their grubbies on your Z, it's gone.

A password won't do much good there.
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post Feb 23 2005, 08:40 AM
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I think it is useful when you have sensitive info on the Z and it is sitting on a desk. It is harder for someone to just walk up and access the info. Especially if they don't know how to reboot it. I don't think it was ever meant to be a be all, end all of "head of box" security.
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