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One thing I like for MacBooks is that they are usable within a second after opening their lid when they were on stand by.

Ubuntu always requires me to enter my password when I resume from suspend, which can be very annoying.
How can I disable this?

Related bugs
It turns out that this really is undesired behavior, and there are several bugs related to this issue.
Bug #553646 on launchpad
Bug #643036 on GNOME bugzilla

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Start gconf-editor (press ALT-F2, then type gconf-editor).

Seach down to Apps/gnome-power-manager, then click on "lock".

You have two choices : either untick "suspend", or tick "use_screensaver_settings" (of course, you'd then have to go to screensaver preferences and remove the "lock screen" option.

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Thank you, this would be be the perfect answer! If only it would work :(. I have tried both options and neither of them works. Proof: I would report a bug but I'm not registered on the Gnome bug tracker. – Ingo Jan 22 '11 at 12:24
Note that "suspend" and "hibernate" options are ignored if "screensaver" is ticked. Try playing with the values and see what happens. Certainly worked for me, so perhaps a hardware issue? – Scaine Jan 22 '11 at 13:08
Doesn't work for me either :\ (tested it on three different machines) – Stefano Palazzo Jan 22 '11 at 13:40
This works for me (so far) on : Dell Vostro V13, Toshiba U400, Dell Inspiron, couple of home-built PCs, Acer Revo Ion and a few friends laptops I've built - mostly Toshiba's and Dell's who's models I forget. I can't understand why this isn't working for people. – Scaine Jan 22 '11 at 13:56
Yes it is really weired. This bug on launchpad might relate to it I am marking the question as answered as it is indeed the correct procedure, although it might not work on some machines. – Ingo Feb 6 '11 at 14:22

As mentioned in the comments, the solution mentioned above doens't work for Ubuntu 11.10. Please see How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend? to 'fix' the issue on 11.10.

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This will disable the locking, altogether, so you won't be able to lock the screen even if you wish to, but if you don't care, just enter this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen 'true'


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There is more work to do, beyond unticking “use screensaver settings”.

See Advanced preferences for GNOME Power Manager

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