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Old 05-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Bypass password question in gdm3

My debian squeeze + testing + unstable came with gdm3.
After setting in /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:
I don't have to type in my username and password on startup.
But after a few inactive minutes the screen blanks out,
and i have to type in my password now in order to continue.
For me hitting any key would be enough.
How can I change that ?
Old 05-16-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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That sounds like a screen saver setting. Hopefully the distribution you have has a nice gui that will let you change that setting.

Being the security forum I'll also mention that this would be poor security for your system.
Old 05-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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Nobody in my environment has the faintest idea what linux is, and none of the pc's in my homenet
delivers services to the outside world. How unsafe is it to choose the the automatic login ?

But all the same, I think I prefer the other way round, one startup login, but no screensaver logins. I will look into the screensaver.


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