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From: "John P. Burkett" <burkett@×××.edu>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] screen locks too frequently
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:02:59
1 Since doing "emerge -D -uav system" and "emerge -D -uav world" last
2 Saturday, I have noticed that my x86 machine locks itself up whenever
3 the keyboard and mouse are idle for about 10 minutes. Unlocking it is
4 simply a matter of typing the user's password. However, the frequency
5 with which I have to unlock the system is annoying. I would like to
6 either deactivate the locking system or increase the period of
7 inactivity allowed before the system locks. Unfortunately, I don't know
8 whether the locking is done by gentoo, x11, fluxbox, or some other
9 component of my system. My only clue is the appearance of the locked
10 screen: In the center of the screen there is a rectangle, within which
11 appear, from top to bottom, the user's name, the machine's name, a blank
12 for the user's password, and finally three buttons labeled "switch
13 user," "cancel," and "unlock." I would be very grateful for suggestions
14 about how to discover what program is locking the system and how to
15 change its behavior.
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18 John P. Burkett
19 Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
20 and Department of Economics
21 University of Rhode Island
22 Kingston, RI 02881-0808
23 USA
25 phone (401) 874-9195
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] screen locks too frequently Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] screen locks too frequently Iain Buchanan <iaindb@××××××××××××.au>