[CentOS] How to disable screen locking system-wide?

Thu Jan 20 09:29:00 UTC 2011
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>Behalf Of Rudi Ahlers
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:55 AM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to disable screen locking system-wide?
>>>> By default, CentOS v5 requires a user's password when the system wakes
>>>> up from the screensaver.  This can be disabled by each user, but how
>>>> can I disable this system-wide?  Many of my users forget to do this,
>>>> which results in workstations being locked up.
>>>Ctrl-Alt-Bksp will fix that right up.  I'm not a big fan of users leaving
>>>workstations unsecured when they walk away.
>> Wouldn't that kill any programs, or whatever, the user has running?
>Yup, and it totally defeats the purpose of what the OP actually wanted
>todo. Imagine your account being busy with your year-end books, and
>has to run to the toilet (she is a bit sick) now you come and press
>CTRL+ALT+Bksp and loose everything she's done. And, if she had a lot
>of invoices and statements already processed then she may need to redo
>it. Now, how do you explain to your boss that you just cost him
>another day with an expensive accountant because you're too ignorant
>to properly address the issue?

Yeah, that's exactly what I was getting to. 8-)

Actually, I'd be interested in an answer to the OP's question too. So far
I've always used a somewhat crude method to kill a users screen-saver to be
able to get to the desktop...

Disabling the screen-saver's password-protection globally, while still
keeping the screen-saver on and working, would be pretty nifty. We use
mostly Gnome, and KDE here and there. Is this possible to do in either?

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