How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

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How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:38 am

A common request on the forums is "How do I disable the screen lock following screensaver or resume from suspend?"

It's actually very simple and completely solves the problem. I've included a clickable thumbnail of a screenshot for each step, so here we go.

1. You need to open the gconfig editor by keying Alt-F2 and enter gconf-editor in the text box:
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2. Next double-click on desktop to open the tree further:

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3. Next double-click on gnome to open the tree further:
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4. Click once on lockdown and you'll see selections in the right-hand window. Tick the disable_ lock_screen box, close gconf2 and you are done. :D
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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby zombie on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:12 am

Why not simply: Preferences > Screensaver > Uncheck 'Lock screen when screensaver is active' ?
Works for me.
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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:16 am

I've heard of several cases where that doesn't "stick". I've had installations where it happened to me as well. This way you cut it off at the source.
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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby TenBirds on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks a lot!

That was extremely irritating.
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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby rafi on Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks tdockery97, but that actually doesn't work for me. I'm on a fresh install of Linux Mint 14. Upon boot, Mint logs on automatically, but not when coming back from suspend or hibernate, no matter what the tick setting that you suggest.

I also tried to edit gnome-power-manager setting as suggested elsewhere in this forum (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=24051#p140671) but that key does not exist in my install. Also, preferences->screensaver does no longer exist.

Any ideas what could be the issue?

Thanks!

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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby rafi on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:37 pm

OK, no somebody explain me why I didn't see that earlier, but Preferences->Brightness and Lock-> Lock set to "off" works... doh :oops:
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Re: How To Disable Lock Screen In Gnome

Postby matthewkuhl on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks!
Any idea how to simply change the background? This is better than having the default wallpaper as the lock screen image, but if i could change the image to my current wallpaper i would not mind the lock screen so much.
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