On GNOME the screen locks when I suspend, and I find that a bit annoying (no one else in the house uses ubuntu anyway haha). What can I do to stop this?
What worked for me on Ubuntu 11.10 is to execute the following in a terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen 'true'
You can also install dconf-tools and use dconf-editor to set the same setting manually.
In the Top-right position of the panel, Click on the Settings Icon, Choose System Settings. Choose System Settings -> Brightness and Lock.
Disable the Lock by Clicking on the Toggle Switch Button. This will prevent Automatic lock when system suspends.
You can of course Lock it by Pressing Ctrl+Alt+L Key combination always.
For 11.04 and earlier:
Did you verify that the option in the screen-saver about LOCKING the PC is off. Go to System > Preferences > Screensaver
Verify that Lock Screen when Screensaver is active is turned off. Also verify that Activate Screensaver when computer is idle is off too.
Looking around i found that you can also edit several Power Management options via the gconf-editor.
Press ALT+F2 and type gconf-editor
Go to: Apps > Gnome-Power-Manager > Lock
Check the option use screensaver settings This way it checks for the option you put in the screensaver window.
There might be other options there that will help you like gnome_keyring_hibernate and gnome_keyring_suspend (If they use the keyring they might be the ones asking for the password when locked)
This are EXTREME cases please let me know if they work so i can copy them here and make a reference:
First do this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9509427&postcount=10