Disabling Password When Waking a Laptop

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Jaydee's picture

this is what I like linux! :)
thanks for the video.

linux live cd is another thing that I like about linux and I read windows has released something like this.

and how to do that in Mandriva?

Juan VC's picture

Hello. Nice tip, but I am Mandriva user with KDE 4.
How can I do that with RedHat-Fedora alike distros?

Greetings from Mexico City.

If I can add something

Guillaume L's picture

If I can add something useful (read: don't make the mistake I made!): don't run gconf-editor as root!

how about for fedora 10. I

Anonymous's picture

how about for fedora 10. I typed in gconf-editor in the ternimal and it says command not found.


JWatne's picture

Why would you do this on a notebook? Do you ever take your notebook on airline flights? Any idea how often notebooks get stolen after coming out of the airport security X Ray scanner - or any other public places where a thief could easily grab it and be gone while your attention is momentarily diverted? If anything, due to their mobile nature - too mobile in the case of theft - notebooks should have stronger security measures than comparitively fixed in place desktops!

Sorry, but while this is rather interesting, to me it is a prime example of "just because you CAN do somehing doesn't mean you SHOULD". It introduces a huge security risk; why even bother with passwords after this change?

O.T.: Wonderful effects in the beginning of this video

Daniele's picture

Mr. Powers, what did you use to make 3d desktop cube and screens fly in the air and move at your fingertips command? FLOSS software? Hardware?


Shawn Powers's picture

The creator is the talented Kris Occhipinti, whose name I think I spelled correctly. :) His site is over at http://filmsbykris.com, and he's one of the guys helping me transition to all Linux based editing software in 2010.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Great..... Now I have to

Anonymous's picture

Great..... Now I have to find a way to make sure none of my 150 users ever see's this, or tries it....

Sheesh, really Shawn, it's hard to promote security when you offer "security hole of the day"


Shawn Powers's picture

Consider it "Job Security" for those of us that are sysadmins. LOL!

(And I only do it on my laptop, not my desktop)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Here is a way to do it with just the terminal

Blake's picture

gconftool -s -t bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/hibernate false
gconftool -s -t bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false

Just paste this into your terminal and it will do the same thing as in the video. This way your not searching through gconf-editor for those specific keys. Just a quicker way in my opinion.

Note: You may have to run 'sudo' in front of each command.

But what about remote printing

cmnorton's picture


Is this related to a little box coming up and asking me for remote printing password? I'd love to get that set, so I don't have to keep editing it.

Wonderful tech-tip by the way.

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