gconf-editor will not disable password on resume

Bug #489274 reported by urbandk on 2009-11-27
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gconf-editor

I have attempted to disable the lock screen on resume through gconf-editor.

I have followed the following steps:

1. Run gconf-editor
2. Select apps/gnome-powermanager/lock
3. Uncheck gnome-keyring suspend, uncheck suspend, uncheck hibernate
4. Go to screensaver options
5. Uncheck lock screen when screensaver is active
6. Suspend/resume

Expected result: No lock screen

Actual result: Lock screen still pops up

Then I checked "use screensaver options" in gconf-editor

Expected result: No lock screen

Actual result: Lock screen still pops up

Then, following the advice given on this forum:


I installed Ubuntu Tweak. This program finally enabled me to disable the lock screen.

It seems as though this is a problem for some and not for others.

I am running a fresh install of Karmic on an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop.

Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Nov 27 10:33:53 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: gconf-editor 2.28.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
SourcePackage: gconf-editor
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686

urbandk (evans33) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

gconf-editor only changes key it's not responsive for the use applications do from those keys later, it's likely that your tweak software change other keys though

affects: gconf-editor (Ubuntu) → gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
urbandk (evans33) wrote :

The problem with Ubuntu Tweak is that it totally disables the lock screen, even when you want it.

I can confirm this bug in Karmic. The problem does not exist in Jaunty, so this is a regression.

Could the fix for 42052 or 428115 have caused this regression?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. A new version of Gnome Power Manager is available on Maverick and we are wondering if this bug is still an issue for you with that version? Could you please test and comment back? Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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