Karmic screensaver asks for password

Xandros Pilosa folivora.pilosa at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 22:45:05 UTC 2009

Dne 10.11.2009 (tor) ob 12:06 -0800 je NoOp zapisal(a):
> On 11/09/2009 11:13 AM, Xandros Pilosa wrote:
> > Dne 09.11.2009 (pon) ob 13:11 -0500 je Laura Conrad zapisal(a):
> >> >>>>> "Laura" == Laura Conrad <lconrad at laymusic.org> writes:
> >> 


>  So then I asked gnome-screensaver not to run when
> >> the machine was idle, and it isn't, but the machine is still asking me
> >> for a password after I close the lid, but not if I just leave it open.

So, if I understand you correctly, when you the machine is idle (with
lid opened) for some time, the screen goes blank and when it resumes,
you are not asked for password?

> >> The "Settings" => "Power Management" screen is set to "Blank Screen"
> >> when the lid is closed.

Can you verify this with gconf-editor ?
/apps/gnome-power-manager/buttons/lid_ac and
value should be "blank" in both cases.

> apps/gnome-screensaver|lock_enabled
> Just tried on mine (fresh install I'm afraid), and with the
> configuration editor open to that page, I can check/uncheck the 'Lock
> screen when screensaver is active' in Screensaver and watch it change
> the setting (check/uncheck) in the configuration editor. If I do the
> same and watch /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock|blank_screen it does nothing.

Good catch, NoOp. Indeed it does nothing, but if it is checked (=true)
and if
/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/use_screensaver_settings is not checked
(= false), 
it should override

> So I think the correct one is apps/gnome-screensaver|lock_enabled. Can
> you do the same on your system and see if checking/unchecking 'Lock
> screen when screensaver is active' also changes the
> 'apps/gnome-screensaver|lock_enabled'?

Laura, besides what NoOp suggested above, you can try to change value of
/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/use_screensaver_settings key and also
search within gconf-editor for potential xscreensaver  "leftovers".


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