My account is an administrator; I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS.
I've set a password and set automatic login to OFF, yet when I wake up from suspension or reboot if I just press Enter or type in anything then it logs me in.
How should I proceed?
Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of your screen:
Click System Settings, then Brightness & Lock:
Click the Lock switch until it goes into the On position and ensure the Require my password when waking from suspend is ticked.
Create a new user on your system and see whether that user does work. If that's the case (in the below example we'll use
steam-gamer2), just do the following:
After a couple of days to allow you to ensure you didn't forget to copy anything, just delete
steam-gamer together with it's home directory by issuing the following command:
sudo deluser steam-gamer --remove-home
I like using the terminal:
Enable Screen Lock
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled true
Enable Lock on Suspend
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver ubuntu-lock-on-suspend true
To disable, use
false instead of
First make sure you have all the security updates installed. If this is not the issue, check if the problem appears when you log into other graphical environments. You can also test the manual lock with "Ctrl + Alt + L". If you use a screen saver, take a look at this one.
The brute force approach is to hand edit
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, adding a
# character to the beginning of every line starting with