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Old 10-21-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Account Inactivity Timeout

Accounts on our FC5 box time out after a period of inactivity, and require an account password to continue the session. I'd like to change this behaviour by either altering the period or disabling it for an account.

As root or the account owner, I can't see where this is done from the available menues. Can anyone assist with how to do this?


I've sorted this - it's a screensaver preferences option.

Last edited by JonBL; 10-21-2006 at 03:30 AM.
Old 10-21-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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hmmm, in Mandriva its called userdrake but has a similar function to command (with root powers) of usermod

man usermod shows a -e for expiry option with yyyy-mm-dd format

run it to see if that is the issue?

2) but I also have /etc/default/useradd contains expire (blank next to it)
Old 10-21-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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ahh it may be selinux so here is a link


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