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#1 ghoul

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hi all,

 

I've noticed that my lock screen unlocks by itself sometimes. For example if I leave my laptop locked for a few hour it is often unlocked when I return to it.

 

I do not use autologin.

 

I'm the only person who knows my password.

 

Any suggestion how can I fix that?

Or at least where to look for hints/logs?

 

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#2 Jeff

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

Can't say I've ever seen this. Anyone else able to reproduce this? Going to start locking my PCs on the regular when I walk away to see if they stay locked when I come back, but the few times I've had to do this at work I've never had an issue.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Hi all,

 

I've noticed that my lock screen unlocks by itself sometimes. For example if I leave my laptop locked for a few hour it is often unlocked when I return to it.

Do you have your system set to manually lock after a certain time or are you manually locking it when you leave your PC? 

 

I'll attempt to set my system up to replicate this, just let me know - thank you!


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#4 Jeff

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:14 PM

I believe this issue is actually related to this crash that is causing most of our other headaches in this release: http://forums.bodhil...oksha-segfault/

Basically popups are causing the desktop to dump and the lock screen is basically a giant popup. The desktop crashes, which causes an auto restart, which removes the lock screen.



#5 ghoul

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

oblio2231 -  I manually lock my screen.

 

Jeff - thanks for pointing this out  :rolleyes:  I've disabled window geometry. Will report back here if the problem is solved.


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#6 -Alister-

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

This issue has been happening to me also, quite often my system doesn't lock itself at all this has happened whenever i manually lock the screen.



#7 ghoul

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:14 AM

After doing what Jeff suggested the problem did not happened in 10 days.

Marking this as solved.

BTW, I did not noticed any visual difference with those options disabled :)

 

Thanks, Jeff!


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#8 ghoul

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

Still happens to me :(

Despite of disabling those settings.

 

It is not so frequent now, but still the screen sometimes unlocks by itself :(


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#9 Jeff

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:47 PM

Those settings won't change this (at least they shouldn't in theory). The lock screen uses the same EFL technology that the popups use that are causing crashes.

 

Honestly - I don't have the exp with C to chase down this issue without spending a lot of time. It could be an issue in the Moksha source itself or in the upstream EFL release, most likely the latter since this was not happening in previous Bodhi releases - but it doesn't make this any less frustrating.



#10 ghoul

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:26 AM

Hi,

 

is it possible to do any of the following:

  1. Force lock screen after E17 crashes?
  2. Use alternate lock screen app?

Any of the above effectively solves the problem :)

 

Thanks!


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#11 Randy

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

You could try xscreensaver instead. It has settings to lock the screen. There are also other screen locking packages in the repo. You could try one of those. I have also tried light-locker and it works.


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