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    Default Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    Gnome used to have a lock button and it would automatically lock requiring a password when I installed Tumbleweed in my system.. Now all of the sudden the lock button is no longer in the menu and the system won't lock. I have no idea how to fix this issue. Your assistance with this issue is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    Hi
    So your updating your system with zypper dup?

    If you create a test user and login as that user, does the lock button appear in the menu? FWIW, I still see it here and works as expected.
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    Hello Malcom,


    Thank you for your reply. Yes I have been updating my system with "zypper dup." I created a test user and this new account does not have the lock button either. Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

    Thank for your help.

    Very respectfully,

    Joseph

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    Default Re: Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    On Fri 10 Nov 2017 01:26:01 AM CST, jsberrios wrote:

    Hello Malcom,


    Thank you for your reply. Yes I have been updating my system with
    "zypper dup." I created a test user and this new account does not have
    the lock button either. Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

    Thank for your help.

    Very respectfully,

    Joseph


    Hi
    Not a gnome shell extension...?

    See this thread;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=525142

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    Malcom,

    I tried creating a new user account. This new user account did not have a lock button. I tried login in as root and the lock button was still missing. I went ahead and disabled all the gnome shell extesions in my account and after a reboot, the lock button is still missing. It should be noted that "Super"+L does not lock my computer either.

    Is there anything else I can try?

    Thanks for your help.

    Joseph


    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Not a gnome shell extension...?

    See this thread;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=525142

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    Default Re: Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    Hi
    Are you using gdm as your login manager?

    See 3.4 in https://doc.opensuse.org/release-not...x.html#general
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    Hello,

    I am using gdm as my login manager. I also tried to switch user without login out, the option is in the gnome menu, however it is not working either.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Are you using gdm as your login manager?

    See 3.4 in https://doc.opensuse.org/release-not...x.html#general

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    Malcom,

    I think I found the problem. My system is configured for gdm as it is set in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanger in which the key DISPLAYMANAGER is set to "gdm." However, after running the following command: ps -ef | grep '/[X]', I get the following output:

    jsberrios@avenger:~/Documents> ps -ef | grep '/[X]'
    root 1596 1481 2 02:56 tty7 00:01:49 /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp -auth /run/sddm/{e5743e6f-fe07-4311-9ddf-49745b2d8d49} -background none -noreset -displayfd 18 vt7
    jsberri+ 2070 2013 0 02:57 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/gpg-agent --sh --daemon --keep-display /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
    jsberri+ 2071 2013 0 02:57 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gpg-agent --sh --daemon --keep-display /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

    It seems that my system is running sddm. I am puzzled and have no idea how to solve this problem.


    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Are you using gdm as your login manager?

    See 3.4 in https://doc.opensuse.org/release-not...x.html#general

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    Default Re: Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    I had the same problem, sddm installs itself as alternative of gdm, so even if you have gdm as display manager set, it still starts sddm. Just uninstall it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsberrios View Post
    Malcom,

    I think I found the problem. My system is configured for gdm as it is set in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanger in which the key DISPLAYMANAGER is set to "gdm." However, after running the following command: ps -ef | grep '/[X]', I get the following output:

    jsberrios@avenger:~/Documents> ps -ef | grep '/[X]'
    root 1596 1481 2 02:56 tty7 00:01:49 /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp -auth /run/sddm/{e5743e6f-fe07-4311-9ddf-49745b2d8d49} -background none -noreset -displayfd 18 vt7
    jsberri+ 2070 2013 0 02:57 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/gpg-agent --sh --daemon --keep-display /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
    jsberri+ 2071 2013 0 02:57 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gpg-agent --sh --daemon --keep-display /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

    It seems that my system is running sddm. I am puzzled and have no idea how to solve this problem.

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    Default Re: Gnome missing lock button and screen won't lock

    That solved my problem. The only problem is in that every update, I have to uninstall sddm. A minor inconvenience, but at least it is working.

    Thank you so much for your help. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by mjakl View Post
    I had the same problem, sddm installs itself as alternative of gdm, so even if you have gdm as display manager set, it still starts sddm. Just uninstall it.

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