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       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
 " 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 <> 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.


       Neil Williams


       Copyright © 2007 Neil Williams