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Default Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-05-2009, 11:51 PM

I am new to ubuntu
How do I set a password after awaking from sleep mode?
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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-06-2009, 01:35 AM

Are you sure it's actually going into Suspend? The power LED should go from always on to throbbing.

If you're just closing the lid, I think the default might be to only turn off the screen and NOT actually suspend. Check under "Main Menu > System > Preferences > Power Management". What does each tab say next to "When laptop lid is closed:"?


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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-06-2009, 01:40 AM

Yes, it does go into suspend mode with the Throbbing light. I'd just like to enable a password when it wakes.

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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-06-2009, 02:04 AM

OK. I'm not sure then.

I guess I'd try (re)setting your password. Under "Main menu > System > Administration > Users and Groups", then select your account and click "Properties". At the bottom of that dialog, you should be able to change your password.

I also found this OLD thread on ubuntuforums.org started by someone with the opposite problem. Maybe that info will help.


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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-16-2009, 07:10 PM

"Main menu > System > Administration > Users and Groups", then select your account and click "Properties". At the bottom of that dialog, you should be able to change your password.

Tried that, but it doesn't lock the computer. What' I'm looking for is a password I can set so that when the machine's turned on, it won't let anyone in until they enter the password. Is that possible in Ubuntu?
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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-16-2009, 07:48 PM

from a terminal, type in...
Code:
gconf-editor
Goto - /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock

From those settings, enable "Suspend"

I think Reflex asked the question because I thought Ubuntu does this by default. If yours isn't, it might not be suspending. But, hopefully, it is and changing the settings above will take care of it...


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Default Re: Ubuntu password after Suspend - 04-16-2009, 08:01 PM

Okay, I think I know what's up... From reading your last post, not only is it not requiring a password after waking up, but it doesn't require a password at all, right?

If that's the case, and you want to be required to login upon startup, here's how to do that...

Goto "Sytems->Administration-->Login Window" then click the "Security" Tab.

Uncheck "Enable Automatic Login"
Uncheck "Enable Timed Login"


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Default 06-07-2009, 03:20 AM

I'm sure you've already gotten this straightened out but for future reference:

The gnome-power-manager uses the screensaver settings by default, so be sure to check "Lock screen when screensaver is active" in "Main Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Screensaver."


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