incessant lockout screens with request for password

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Sep 15 07:51:41 UTC 2011

On 15 September 2011 04:29,  <barryeisenberg at> wrote:
> the new ubuntu locks the screen, requesting my password if i leave the
> computer unattended for a minute or two. it's driving me nuts and i would
> like to turn this feature off or at least make it happen far less
> frequently. please help

In System Settings > Screensaver (or System > Preferences > Screen
Saver if you are still using the 'classic' interface) clear the Lock
Screen checkbox and it will then not ask for the password.  Also if
you click Power Management from there then you can set how long it is
before the display is put to sleep.



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