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Old 10-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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How to skip the password question after inactivity (gdm3)

Gnome (debian testing/unstable) starts without my having to give my password to gdm3, I suppose because of the lines in /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = klaas
After some time of inactivity I still have to login with my password.
How, where, can i change this behavior ?
Nobody else can possibly use this computer.
Old 10-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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I haven't used gnome in some time, but IIRC it's in the settings somewhere, probably in the screensaver settings dialog.
Old 10-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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Look for a setting for "Lock screen after X minutes." Like sgosnell said, it is most likely in the screensaver settings, but it might also be in the control center (or whatever it's called) Display or Security settings.
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For me (Mint14, gnome 3) it's under "System Settings - Personal - Brightness & lock"


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