How should I configure for screen lock / auto logout?

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  • Please let us know how to lock the screen automatically on not only remote connection like ssh but also console.
  • We would like to start logging out users after a fixed period of inactivity, in particular console logins which are often root.
  • "lock the screen" means to include such as "auto logout"
  • SSH, Physical Display and X windows is enough.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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