[Bug 39448] Re: Screen is not locked when it should be

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 20 00:03:54 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 22:28 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Functioning as designed.
> ** Changed in: gnome-power-manager acpi-support (Ubuntu)
>        Status: Unconfirmed => Rejected

Just following up on this and including the -devel mailing list for
discussion, as requested on irc.

The issue is this: the screensaver doesn't lock the screen by default,
which sounds perfectly sensible to me (it's annoying to always have to
type your password when the screensaver kicks in while you are still at
your workstation).

However, the result of this seems to be that resuming from suspend and
pressing the laptop function keys result in screen blanking, but not
locking the screen (lock screen from the menu does what it should). To
my recollection, Breezy dealt with this very well, and locked the screen
as it should.

As I see it, there are the following problems caused by this default
 * Machine is not physically secure when resuming/locking screen using
the function key
 * Function key doesn't do what it says on the tin (misleading default

Matthew (G) seemed interested in seeing what others think about this, so
please post your views on whether this is a bug, or not.

mdke at ubuntu.com
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