[ubuntu-uk] Locking screen.......

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 3 13:13:47 UTC 2012

On 3 December 2012 10:29, scoundrel50a <scoundrel50a at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running 12.04 and after an update I suddenly found that when I close
> the laptop the screen doesnt lock, and when I says close I mean shut the lid
> down.....when I lift the lid again, the laptop just restarts with no need
> for you to add your username and password....not very secure. How can I get
> it to need a password when the lid is lifted

Is it acutally suspending (sleeping) ok? Usually the power led flashes
when suspended.  Assuming it is suspending then go to System Settings
> Brightness and Lock where there is a checkbox "Require my password
when waking from suspend".

If it is not actually suspending then have a look in System Settings >
Power and make sure you have Suspend as the option for when you close
the lid.


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