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Fedora 20: Lock Screen Will Stay Locked If On For 20 Minutes

asked 2014-04-22 01:28:31 -0600

Mike Kuplevatsky gravatar image

updated 2014-04-22 02:35:02 -0600

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I don't know if this is going to happen multiple times, as today is my first day using Fedora. I left my machine on while I went to take a shower. When I came to, I hit the power button to resume. The colorful screen saver with the time showed. It's set by default, I hope you know what I'm talking about. It's just the time with some orange and red background. Anyway, I tried to type my password in and nothing budged. It just stayed on that screen. I ttyped, nothing. Closed the lid and re-opened, nothing. So I had to force-reboot.

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Is your system up to date? I haven't had any issues with suspend/resume on Fedora 20 yet. Please check the output of journalctl -b -k to see if there were any kernel errors reported. man journalctl will tell you more on how to use -b to read logs from previous boots.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-04-22 02:34:35 -0600 )edit
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Awesome. Thanks for the information. It wasn't an issue as I thought, all I had to do was click the screen-saver-type picture and swipe up to get the password showing.

Mike Kuplevatsky gravatar imageMike Kuplevatsky ( 2014-04-22 04:31:22 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-04-22 09:55:09 -0600

On my updated system, I don't have to move the shield out of the way, I can just start typing the password. Updates are always a good idea :)

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answered 2014-04-22 09:50:16 -0600

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The Screen Shield is one of the "great" things invented by the Gnome team.

You can get to the password screen by swiping up or pressing the Esc key.

If you don't like the Screen Shield, install the Gnome extension "Disable screen shield".

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The shield is simple enough to use as @randomuser pointed out. Just start typing your password and it goes away.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-04-22 20:30:44 -0600 )edit

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