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At the moment I got Ubuntu on my VirtualBox and it seems to auto-lock very quickly. Everytime I switch to VirtualBox to use it, I always have to enter password.

How can I increase the auto-lock period, says to 8 hours :D ?

Edit In Ocelot 11.10 just hit screen from dash box to see the screen-lock application.

I don't know how to do that in Natty 11.04

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Go to system settings and select screen

or type in screen in unity dash

you'll get the following screen

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set the time you wanna set or switch it off :)

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@Lad In system settings of mine as screenshot above, I can't find Screen. Please be more specific on that. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty –  Nam G VU Oct 26 '11 at 3:12
can u type in screen in dash? –  sarveshlad Oct 27 '11 at 1:18
min.us/lThj66fiKQaWv check this video –  sarveshlad Oct 27 '11 at 1:28
@Lad I have no dash –  Nam G VU Oct 27 '11 at 3:28
@Lad It's nice to see such simple & nice web min.us So it just to be Start Menu - System Tools - System Setting - Screen. But your start menu is diff. from mine. What Linux distribution are you using? I'm using Natty 11.04 –  Nam G VU Oct 27 '11 at 3:45

I found it myself by getting Ubuntu Unity dash box so as I can search & run the application from its keyword; via installing Unity-2D for my Natty 11.04 virtual machine (the Unity-3D doesn't work for me).

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Though, after installed Unity-2D, I still cannot find Screen when enter screen to dash box for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty –  Nam G VU Oct 31 '11 at 6:09

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