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Thread: Auto-screen lock after x minutes with useless password (maybe upstream bug)

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    Default Auto-screen lock after x minutes with useless password (maybe upstream bug)

    After a fresh install of openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.4 from the upstream repos (see: https://en.opensuse.org/KDE_reposito...KDE_SC_4.10.29) I didn't changed the default settings of the auto-screen lock after 4 minutes without a screensaver.

    Now, when the screen gets auto-locked (e.g. a screensave would start), I see the unlock window/widget for entering my password. However, after moving the mouse just a little bit, the screen gets unlocked without entering anything.

    Nevertheless, I discovered that when specifying a time (in seconds) of 1 after which a password is requested (*), the above behaviour is worked around.

    I'm not quite sure whether this is a openSUSE specific or KDE upstream problem. Or whether it's a bug or a feature.

    * that's the second option in Systemsettings -> Hardware -> Display -> Screen Lock

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    Default : Auto-screen lock after x minutes with useless password (maybe upstream bug)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bohne2k7 View Post
    After a fresh install of openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.4 from the upstream repos (see: https://en.opensuse.org/KDE_reposito...KDE_SC_4.10.29) I didn't changed the default settings of the auto-screen lock after 4 minutes without a screensaver.

    Now, when the screen gets auto-locked (e.g. a screensave would start), I see the unlock window/widget for entering my password. However, after moving the mouse just a little bit, the screen gets unlocked without entering anything.

    Nevertheless, I discovered that when specifying a time (in seconds) of 1 after which a password is requested (*), the above behaviour is worked around.

    I'm not quite sure whether this is a openSUSE specific or KDE upstream problem. Or whether it's a bug or a feature.

    * that's the second option in Systemsettings -> Hardware -> Display -> Screen Lock
    Yes, that's a known KDE bug since 4.10.0.

    The issue is mainly cosmetic though, it's just that the screen locker shows the password request screen even when not requesting a password (can be misleading of course, you could think your system is locked when it isn't).

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