gpe-login - - login window for the G Palmtop Environment.
gpe-login is the main login manager for the G Palmtop Environment
(GPE). The gpe-login window supports the display of the owner
information added through gpe-ownerinfo and setting a background image
for the login window. The gpe-login package also implements the ´Lock
display on suspend´ feature.
This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because
the original program does not have a manual page.
Lock screen when device goes to suspend, not after some time has
passed in order to protect the screen upon resume. (Can also be set
directly in the GUI configuration by selecting "lock display on
suspend" in the Login Setup.)
X geometry specification (see "X" man page).
Provides support for using the ipaq´s front panel buttons to enter
your password for gpe-login. This behaviour is enabled with the new
"--hard-keys" command-line option, which you can pass in from
To use this facility, your password currently needs to be four
characters long and consist only of the characters 1234NESW. 1234
are bound to the four circular function keys; NESW are bound to the
four major directions on the joypad.
There is no "delete" or "enter" in this mode. Gpe-login simply
looks at the four most recent characters you typed. If you make a
mistake while entering your password, simply start over.
By default, the embedded xkbd is suppressed when you use
--hard-keys. You can turn it back on by passing the --xkbd
argument. If you want to supply extra arguments to xkbd (eg to
select a simplified map with large friendly keys), use --xkbd "-k
foo.map" or whatever.
"Classic" mode, gpe-login displays an embedded xkbd and prompts the
user to type their password in an entry box. Use --xkbd to
re-enable classic mode if hard-keys is also set.
This manual page was written by Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is
granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
Copyright © 2007 Neil Williams