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Old 06-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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system locks after 10-15 min without being asked to do so


Running Kubunto 13.10 on MSI m/b, AMD Athlon chip. When I tried to enable wireless, the system kept refusing to honor keyboard or pointer actions. The only solution was to reboot, thereby losing work already done. I have DLink G card installed. WiFi in building is spotty, and another user advised buying a Linksys N600 (E3500) amd using it parallel to the DLink. However, in order to try anything I must solve the problem of being locked out. Only one time did it give an opportunity to restore session, but that opportunity lasted only a split second.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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output of dmesg|tail

dmesg

does ctrl alt F1 fail in the locked situation

do release-upgrade
 
Old 06-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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you did turn off the "lock window" option after 15 min.
this is a normal security option
after 10 or 15 min. of disuse the system will auto lock and hibernate

this requires the user password to unlock
 
Old 06-06-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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system locks after 10-15 min

It was doing this after 10-15 min. of use. But that was yesterday. I left it turned off overnight, and this morning it gave me the opportunity to recover from the lockout. I then used it for more than 30 min. with no problems. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #5
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Problem arose again while I was actively making entries. Ctrl Alt F1 did something, but not what I wanted; I can't remember now what it did do. Tried with copies of K12.10 and got the screen asking for my password, but it didn't take me back to the file I was using. Then I had trouble getting to File Manager. I went back to 13.10 and was working when it locked again. I have left it turned off while I am at a public computer and will try again. If I could get it to connect with Internet, I would download K14.04. My DVDs of 13.10 are in storage along with lots of useful stuff. We never know what to take for a "temporary" move! I doubt if I can download 14.04 from the public computers. The hours are restricted.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 09:16 AM   #6
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Problem still exists

This morning I left computer unattended for 15 min. Went back and could still use. Made a few entries in kMyMoney and it locked. Ctrl Alt F1 was ineffective; had to reboot AGAIN. At least I have been saving after every entry so only lost one.
 
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You might try turning DPMS off. The thing in X that blanks the screen after ten-ish minutes (of non-use). I tend to physically turn my monitor off when not in use, so DPMS doesn't really do much for me aside from annoying me.

You might try Cntrl+Alt+F2. Using F1 probably gets you to a console, but it's likely the console used to start X. Which isn't of much use unless you want to ^C the X to stop it from running. If the caps lock key toggles the caps LED on the keyboard it's not a lockup.
 
  


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