Disable "Lock Session"

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Sep 23 02:19:30 BST 2009

James Tyrer posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2009 17:35:38 -0700 as excerpted:

> In KDE-3, these two lines:
> [KDE Action Restrictions]
> lock_screen=false
> to: "$KDEHOME/share/config/kdeglobals" and they all go away -- including
> the button in the widget.
> Yet Another Missing Feature?

No comment on the last question, but FWIW, locking returns with an error 
dialog to the effect of "Won't lock desktop since it would be impossible 
to unlock, no greeter app configured", here.  Thus, the entries are still 
there, but they don't actually do anything except display the dialog.

I've not been terribly worried about it so haven't checked for sure, but 
IIANM, that's because I don't have any X or kde screensavers installed.  
I rely on screen power-down instead.  So assuming your install isn't 
monolithic packages, you could try uninstalling that and see if you get 
the same lack-of-greeter-app "brokeness", that may not be so broken after 
all. =:^)

Of course, clicking the dialog button is still an annoyance, then.  But 
it's less annoying than having it lock by mistake and being forced to 
type in the full "appropriately secure" password would be.

FWIW, I very seldom click such things accidentally, and ignore it once I 
know what it does or in this case doesn't do, but it's still annoying to 
have the visual clutter in the menus.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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