I'm using OpenSuse Leap 42.1 and I would like to remap my Keyboard. Now, I want to remap one key (The Sleep key) to lock the screen instead of sending the entire PC to sleep. For that reason, I need the Konsole-Command to lock the screen. I Googled and only found commands that works for Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/KDE4, but I was unable to find anything that worked for my OpenSuse Version. Would you please provide any suggestions?

  • Why do you need Konsole to lock the screen? Usually your Desktop Environment provides a shortcut or a way to define one. – schaiba Nov 14 '16 at 10:44
  • Like I wrote in the question, I want to remap the Sleep-Key on my keyboard to use it as a Screen-Lock. And yes there are shortcuts, Master+L and the Desktop Icon but I want to do it with one key on my Keyboard, the Sleep Key. And for that I need the Command to do it over the Konsole. Or if you can provide me with a even better way, then that one. Greetings Nico – Nicolas Fischer Nov 15 '16 at 12:13
  • What DE/WM are you using? – schaiba Nov 15 '16 at 12:20

This works on Unity or GNOME.

On Unity or GNOME, you can lock the screen using the command dbus-send as follows:

dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.ScreenSaver /org/gnome/ScreenSaver org.gnome.ScreenSaver.Lock


The --type=method_call tells dbus-send to call a method.
The --dest=org.gnome.ScreenSaver tells it the command is in org.gnome.ScreenSaver.
The org.gnome.ScreenSaver.Lock tells it to lock the screen.

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