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Old 06-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Can I Disable Password Login (Zorin 10)?


I have been using Linux Mint on my main laptop for about a year now and have a fairly decent understanding of Linux. I say fairly, by no means an adept.

Anyway

My old laptop, an e-machines, 32bit single core, was about to be turned into a doorstop, until I discovered Zorin OS 10.

I have used or tried a few distros and have usually come a cropper with issues or learning curves. So I was really pleased to find this system working "out of the box" with all its compiz whistles and bells working..................

So, I installed this about two weeks ago and have been slowly using it for basic jobs. I must admit, Zorin 10 works great on my antique machine.

My only bugbear is this; I can feel the embarrassment flush coming on........
After 10 minutes of the laptop sitting idle, the screen lock comes into play and I have to type in my password (which is lengthy).

OK, Zorin 10 is based on Ubuntu 15.10? So, I found some terminal commands to disable the screen lock but nothing works. Is it in the general GUI, staring me in the face? Or, is there a OS specific command to disable the requirement of a password to log back in?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

An Ex-Windows user.
 
Old 06-21-2016, 11:34 AM   #2
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It may be a BIOS, Battery, or Video option as well as the OS itself. Most will have it under the Power Options.
 
Old 06-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #3
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I don't have Zorin 10, but on 9 if you go to the Z menu and then to Preferences, you will see Light Locker Settings where you can change the settings, a longer time or diable it.

If you want to log on without a password, the Z menu, System Tools and Users and Groups.
 
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:33 PM   #4
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mjohn63,

Have a look here:

http://zoringroup.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8133

Brightness & Lock:
http://helpdeskgeek.com/linux-tips/c...ctive-display/
 
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
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Oh..................or should that be "DOH!" ?

Ok.....Zorin Main Menu > System Settings > Brightness & Lock > Lock "OFF" and Uncheck "Require My Password"

How obvious was that?

I'm not using Zorin enough (thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

Great!

& Many thanks to you all for promptly contributing toward the answer.

Last edited by mjohn63; 06-21-2016 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Wrong smiley
 
Old 06-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #6
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Solved!

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Old 06-21-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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mjohn63,

Glad to hear that you have solved your problem.

Sometimes it is not possible to see the wood for the trees! We have all been there.

Please go to your original post, click on the Thread Tools tab at the top, then click on Mark this thread as solved.

Thanks.
 
  


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