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

Thu Jan 20 14:27:10 UTC 2011
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Jan 20, 2011, at 9:18 AM, John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jan 2011, Ross Walker wrote:
>> On Jan 19, 2011, at 2:44 PM, Bob Eastbrook <baconeater789 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Let's try this again...
>> KDE has a multi-user x login feature that allows another user to start a new
>> session keeping the existing session active.
>> It might take a little config mod'ing to get it working, but it works. It
>> works best if there is lots of RAM.
> So does gnome (another gconf key:
> /apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled).  Not tried it on CentOS 5, but
> it works okay on Fedora 12.  You have to be careful not to end up with
> everybody logged in everywhere.

I wonder if there is an auto logoff idle timeout feature?

That would help reduce orphaned sessions. Set it for 8 hours of idle, then auto-logoff.