When the computer enters sleep it locks itself and I would like to avoid that. (Ubuntu 9.10)
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Go System > Preferences > Screensaver and uncheck the box that says lock when screensaver is active.
gconftool-2 --type boolean -s /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_on_blank_screen false gconftool-2 --type boolean -s /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_use_screensaver_settings false
If these 2 don't work then
Open the terminal, and type gconf-editor In the window that comes up go to apps > gnome-power-manager > lock On the right, UNCHECK suspend and hibernate and make sure that the use_screensaver_settings is CHECKED
In your terminal type sudo gedit /etc/default/acpi-support Go to the line that says LOCK_SCREEN=true and put a # in front of it.
Close, save and try it out.
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To disable the screen lock on suspend you must open a gconf-editor and disable the following options:
/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_on_hibernate = false
/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_on_suspend = false
/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_on_blank_screen = false
However with this settings when you press the suspend butto you get no screensaver at all and therefore no visible feedback until the laptop is switched off. I solved this second problem by creating a
/etc/acpi/suspend.d/06-gnome-screensaver.sh script which starts the gnome-screensaver at the beginning of the sleep sequence. Now I have screensaver on suspend but no screen lock dialog on resume.
It would be nice if gnome-power-manager would rename the current lock_on_* options to screensaver_on_* and add a new lock_screen option to decide if locking the screen or simply activating a screensaver.
MoarningSun got it partially working: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-power-manager/+bug/255228
Credit to mac for finding the launchpad bug report, and cleaning it up some.
What works in 11.04 is to use
gconftool-2 --type boolean -s /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false
you can also replace
blank_screen if you wish.
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