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How can I disable automatic timeout entries in the login screen? Allow me to explain. My typical experience goes something like this: I put my laptop to sleep, then wake it. When it wakes, it comes up with the login screen. I type in my password and it will usually reject it, with a message indicating the login timer has expired. I then enter my password a second time and it logs in. Not the end of the world, but annoying nonetheless. Any suggestions?

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Aha, that is it exactly! Looks like it's still an open issue. I'm still wondering though, can I just workaround it by disabling the automatic timeout somehow? –  Sk606 Nov 8 '10 at 5:50
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If you haven't already please go to the bug and click "this bug affects XX people, does this affect you" If, like me you can't contribute to bug reports for anything else, please contribute stats. –  Kyle Clarke Dec 18 '10 at 7:43
    
It sounds like you're talking about the unlock screen, not the login screen? –  poolie Jan 10 '11 at 23:19

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Looks like you're suffering from bug #50198. Please go to launchpad and click the 'this bug affects me' link to increase the urgency that the issue will get looked at.

There is a way to hack with pam to stop it asking for the password, but it's bad for security.

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