How can I disable password request after suspend in v. 18.04? I have already turned off the screen lock but that didn't fix it.

I am brand new using Ubuntu. There seems to be lots of info on how to fix this in older versions.

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    Were are you turning off the screen lock? – L. D. James Apr 29 '18 at 13:58
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    Settings -> Privacy -> Screen Lock – Rookie Apr 29 '18 at 20:21

For most Ubuntu distributions and versions try this in the terminal:

gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend

If the result is true then set it to false using:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend false

Just remember to reset it before your cleaning person comes over for monthly work.

  • Thanks for your response. I followed your directions. The result was true. I put in the command you provided and it responded command not found Did I do something wrong? – Rookie Apr 29 '18 at 20:19
  • @Rookie Don't put in the $ that represents what your display is asking you to enter. I modified the answer to reduce confusion. If this works for you don't forget to accept the answer so others know it works. As a new user you may not be away you can click the check mark beside the answer. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Apr 29 '18 at 20:20
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    Thank you so much been trying to figure this for months :) – Jinx13 Jul 3 '18 at 22:37
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    Works for 18.04. I'm surprised it didn't require sudo. – isapir Jun 23 at 0:38
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    works for 18.04. Thanks a lot! – Yossarian42 Oct 1 at 21:20

Disable screen lock after suspend by installing dconf-editor

sudo apt install dconf-editor

then navigate to

org/gnome/desktop/screensaver and turn off ubuntu-lock-on-suspend.

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You can disable the password from suspend in 18.04 by going into Settings -> Privacy -> Screen Lock -> [Click he Slider from On to Off]

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    Did not work for me. WinEunuuchs2Unix's method worked, but as he notes, one has to remember this. – Keith McClary Apr 29 '18 at 19:46
  • this does not stop the screen lock activating when resuming from suspend. – Tim Richardson May 25 '18 at 3:13
  • For me the settings were all gayed out and inaccessible in 18.04. I resolved that by "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen false" to make the settings changeable again. – Bim Jul 29 '18 at 16:32
  • This doesn't work – Kennet Celeste Sep 7 '18 at 13:12
  • I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and it did work for me -after following the steps it did not prompt me for my password which is what I wanted – shewshi Feb 23 at 12:17

In Ubuntu 19.04, there is finally a method to configure this without executing commands:

  1. Open the "Settings" program, or start it with gnome-control-center.

  2. Navigate to "Privacy" and click on "Screen locking".

  3. Disable "Lock the screen in standby".

Internally, it has just the same effect as the command mentioned in another answer here:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend false

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