Bug#437019: Don't lock display on suspend-to-RAM

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Sat Aug 11 23:19:05 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 19:11 -0400, Tim Hull wrote:
>         This is intentional, because it is a very bad idea, security
>         speaking,
>         not to lock the screen when you are not using the system. 
>         If you really want to do that, you can change
>         the /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock_on_suspend GConf key.
> OK - I guess I don't like it because Mac OS X and Windows do nothing
> of the sort and it takes long enough 
> to resume from suspend in Debian as-is.  I understand the security
> risk - it definitely seems worthwhile to do this if your system is
> being left in a public place -  though it becomes less of a concern if
> this isn't the case.  In any case, it would be nice to have this as a
> GUI-configurable option in g-p-m - the gconf key will do for now,
> though... 

The default is to use lock_use_screensaver_settings, which simply
follows the screensaver settings when it comes to locking
(gnome-screensaver of course) so in a way, this is already exposed in
the GUI.

Sven Arvidsson
PGP Key ID 760BDD22
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