I have a box running ubuntu 13.10 unity that I need to auto log in and it currently locks after 30 seconds, but I'd like to reduce this to between 1 and 5 seconds - how can I do this?
Usually you can set the timeout of
You can use
If you issue that command, then open the Brightness & Lock panel and change the setting for Turn screen off when inactive for..., you will see an output like this:
Hence, in order to set it to a value of for example 5 seconds, issue the command:
Source & more information: How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?
Such things can be directly controlled with
Ajusting lock delay after screen fade:
You should be able to adjust the lock delay (this is time after blanking that locking occurs) with
to give you a 5 second delay before lock.
Adjusting the fade screen delay itself (blank screen time):
You can set
which I is the blank screen time (time for screen to fade), to give a 5 second fade for example.