Ubuntu screen locking

Tim Abell · July 2, 2007

Howto prevent ubuntu locking the screen when closing the laptop lid.

Thanks to jrib in irc://freenode.net/#ubuntu for this one.

  • Run gconf-editor (with alt+F2)

  • Go to or search for /desktop/gnome/lockdown

  • Tick disable_lock_screen

  • Restart gnome (ctrl+alt+backspace - after saving your documents it’s a bit brutal!)

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