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Corrado 05-13-2013 04:05 PM

Screensaver lock requirement
 
Within RHEL 6, I have a requirement that the screensaver be started with a screen lock after 5 minutes for all accounts.

Anyone know to set this up? I'd even be happy if i found seperate settings for KDE and Knome.

Chris

nonamedotc 05-13-2013 04:20 PM

I know you can set screensaver preferences using gnome-screensaver-preferences window for GNOME. I am not sure about KDE though.

maximusGeek 05-13-2013 04:34 PM

For gnome you can use the gconftool


gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type int --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay 15

Corrado 05-13-2013 05:16 PM

Thanks Maximus.

Do you know if this includes requiring the password of the account to unlock the screen?

And, this works regardless of KED or Gnome?

-Chris

maximusGeek 05-13-2013 05:56 PM

Corrado,

Yes, that command will lock the screen and will require a password (assuming the system has a password set). No, it only works for gnome. I’m not sure what the command would be to set it for KDE but if you right click on the desktop > Configure Desktop > Screen Saver, you can pick a screen saver and configure lock out times.


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