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Old 05-13-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 05-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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I know you can set screensaver preferences using gnome-screensaver-preferences window for GNOME. I am not sure about KDE though.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 05-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 05-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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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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