Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity - Suse

This is a discussion on Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity - Suse ; Ron Gibson wrote: > On Sat, 02 Jun 2007 20:41:49 -0400, Jess Jackson wrote: > >> I have tried that. I looked again and the "Require password to stop" is >> (and has been) unchecked. But I also did not ...

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  1. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > On Sat, 02 Jun 2007 20:41:49 -0400, Jess Jackson wrote:
    >
    >> I have tried that. I looked again and the "Require password to stop" is
    >> (and has been) unchecked. But I also did not check for a screen saver. I
    >> tried checking the screen saver and set it for one minute.

    >
    > Right click > Configure Desktop > Screen Saver > Uncheck requires
    > password
    >
    > is the way to do it in KDE. I'm refining my new OSuse install and just
    > did that not 30 minutes ago.
    >
    >> In one minute, nothing happened. But after 10-15 minutes, the screen went
    >> blank and required a password to get back on. It appears that it will
    >> behave this way with or without a screen saver even with "Require password
    >> to stop" unchecked.

    >
    >> So, this appears to not be the problem. Something is over-riding the
    >> settings on this screen.

    >
    > Kill the X server and drop to a tty (this is all easier is you boot up in
    > runlevel 3).
    >
    > This is an experiment. move ~/.kde to a safe place and restart KDE.
    > You'll get the default desktop.
    >
    > Now try to disable the password requirement.
    >
    > Now if you want to go back like before drop to a tty again and delete
    > the newly make ~/.kde and restore your backup ~/.kde
    >


    Hi All:

    I created a new user. This account acted normal in terms of the screen
    saver and requiring a password. Clearly it is not a system-wide problem
    but somehow something in the one accounts KDE setting are corrupted.

    So, I tried the backup and delete the .kde folder. That fixed it. Rather
    than move all the old .KDE back, I am just going to restore the details
    as needed for things like kabc, kontact, and kpilot which I use regularly.

    Thanks for all the ideas.

    Jess

  2. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 22:16:32 -0400, Jess Jackson wrote:

    > I created a new user. This account acted normal in terms of the screen
    > saver and requiring a password. Clearly it is not a system-wide problem
    > but somehow something in the one accounts KDE setting are corrupted.


    > So, I tried the backup and delete the .kde folder. That fixed it. Rather
    > than move all the old .KDE back, I am just going to restore the details as
    > needed for things like kabc, kontact, and kpilot which I use regularly.


    Good. You might already know this but I thought I'd mention it just in
    case.

    Your old .kde directory can be used as a reference for stuff you keep
    around and depend on. In my case kalarm, kate preferences, color scheme
    and just a few others are the main ones I need.

    So actually you don't have to rebuild the entire thing.

    What probably happened is you had a power loss or a bad shutdown. Over
    the last 2-3 years I've noticed that often if you crash while running
    KDE you will lose some or all of your settings. The KDE crashes are
    infrequent but when it does settings loss occurs about 20-30% of the
    time.

    I try to remember to backup to another partition

    /etc
    /root
    /home

    Twice a week. Normally these three contain 90% of your settings.
    Doing this makes restoration quick.

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  3. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > I try to remember to backup to another partition
    >
    > /etc
    > /root
    > /home
    >
    > Twice a week. Normally these three contain 90% of your settings.
    > Doing this makes restoration quick.


    Do backups automaticaly. Do them daily if you have your machine on,
    otherwise do them when you shutdown/boot-up. Use incemential backups,
    because you WILL loose data.
    I use (as already noted a few times) http://en.opensuse.org/StoreBackup
    I personaly backup a bit more then those. /var/spool/mail and
    /var/spool/cron are two importand ones for me.

    houghi
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  4. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 21:31:32 +0200, houghi wrote:

    >> /etc
    >> /root
    >> /home


    >> Twice a week. Normally these three contain 90% of your settings. Doing
    >> this makes restoration quick.


    > Do backups automaticaly. Do them daily if you have your machine on,
    > otherwise do them when you shutdown/boot-up. Use incemential backups,
    > because you WILL loose data.


    I do a complete backup to a removable HD at least once a week. I try to
    remember to do what I mentioned really as often as possible.

    Of course you could write a little script to do the same on boot or even
    make it a cron job. The concept I'm trying to put forth is "quickie
    backups" for the occasional "oops".

    > I use (as already noted a few times) http://en.opensuse.org/StoreBackup
    > I personaly backup a bit more then those. /var/spool/mail and
    > /var/spool/cron are two importand ones for me.


    Yes and sometimes stuff in places like /usr/local/share. It all depends
    on how you use your system.

    On my new install I'm coming right along. Got that kernel in, and
    rebuilt Xine and Kaffeine so my DVD's play now.

    I'm still behind on adding repositories so I've been following that
    thread closely. None of the sites I have configured have mplayer or
    lm_sensors and from what has been said here they should be out there
    somewhere.

    I'm gonna try to add some more sources tonight and hopefully make things
    easier...However, I'm finding this version of Suse kick ass for
    compiling from source. Last version I tried was about 18 months ago and
    I don't think it was OpenSuse - It was whatever was the latest on...

    http://www.novell.com/linux/

    That was pretty good but this is far better so far.

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  5. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > I'm still behind on adding repositories so I've been following that
    > thread closely. None of the sites I have configured have mplayer or
    > lm_sensors and from what has been said here they should be out there
    > somewhere.


    Packman has MPlayer and lm_sensors is on the OSS on
    http://en.opensuse.org/Package_Repositories

    > I'm gonna try to add some more sources tonight and hopefully make things
    > easier...However, I'm finding this version of Suse kick ass for
    > compiling from source. Last version I tried was about 18 months ago and
    > I don't think it was OpenSuse - It was whatever was the latest on...
    >
    > http://www.novell.com/linux/
    >
    > That was pretty good but this is far better so far.


    That will have been SLED. Basicaly the same as openSUSE, but with less
    software.

    houghi
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    source out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle
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  6. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 23:50:35 +0200, houghi wrote:

    >> I'm still behind on adding repositories so I've been following that
    >> thread closely. None of the sites I have configured have mplayer or
    >> lm_sensors and from what has been said here they should be out there
    >> somewhere.


    > Packman has MPlayer and lm_sensors is on the OSS on
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Package_Repositories


    Ahh back from working on Suse. I'm in Slack now. BTW, got to install the
    Pan 0.14.2.91. Don't like the newer version. I am making a lot of notes
    on 1 thread i particular and your Packman suggestion got misplaced.
    Everything is straight now, though.

    But I'm finally starting to figure out adding sources. Now I've got
    mplayer and the plugin both. Still no sensors but I'll get that one too.
    Tonight's lesson was just to learn how to add repo's and I needed to do
    a quick kernel recompile for my TV card.

    I added that big main site and some others for practice. I got it down
    now so tomorrow I can add more *selectively*

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  7. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > But I'm finally starting to figure out adding sources. Now I've got
    > mplayer and the plugin both. Still no sensors but I'll get that one too.
    > Tonight's lesson was just to learn how to add repo's and I needed to do
    > a quick kernel recompile for my TV card.


    My TVcard worked for three weeks or so. I have not realy looked at it. I
    have news that it should work (finaly) in 10.3 out of the box. I have a
    WinTV PVR 350 Hauppauge.

    I can't understand why you have so much trouble with lm_sensors. I just
    ran sensors-detect, did with it told me to and that was it.

    houghi
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    the computer.

  8. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +0200, houghi wrote:

    > My TVcard worked for three weeks or so. I have not really looked at it.


    > I have news that it should work (finally) in 10.3 out of the box. I

    have > a WinTV PVR 350 Hauppauge.

    You got stuck with that type of TV card, eh? Yeah they are a PITA. Myself
    I have a 8 year old *real* Haupauge Brooktree based WinTV card based on
    the with 848/878 IC. Mine is supported out of the box. Been a great card
    - Works with everything. But for some reason when you do a make oldconfig
    the setting doesn't get enabled for the card. So I had to redo it the
    "make config" way and select that option. That's OK though because if
    you have to recompile a 2.6 series kernel and you only change 1-2
    things the recompile is very fast. It took maybe 10 minutes to fix.

    Actually that card (PVR 350) has worked for a while but you have to get
    under the hood and get your hands dirty. If you get impatient I can
    supply you the links on how to get it working.

    > I can't understand why you have so much trouble with lm_sensors. I just
    > ran sensors-detect, did with it told me to and that was it.


    Like I said I haven't got the right source added yet. I just figured out
    how to do that last night. Can't add the package if Yast doesn't show it.

    BTW, Packman is not referenced at the URL you cited but rather at...

    http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_Ya...e_Repositories

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  9. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > Actually that card (PVR 350) has worked for a while but you have to get
    > under the hood and get your hands dirty. If you get impatient I can
    > supply you the links on how to get it working.


    I have all the links. I even had it running for a while. I was working
    on it and my intention was to write a script that would download all
    that was needed, compile what was needed and automate the whole process.

    I know that many people have it working, but somehow I scip probably a
    step or do too many things and can't get it to work.

    So instead of recording things, I just download them . :-)

    Oh well, hopefully in 10.3 it works by default. That at least is the
    plan. And to think I bought it because people where so enthousiastic of
    its ease to get it to work under Linux.

    houghi
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  10. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:04:00 +0000, Ron Gibson wrote:


    >
    > You got stuck with that type of TV card, eh? Yeah they are a PITA. Myself
    > I have a 8 year old *real* Haupauge Brooktree based WinTV card based on
    > the with 848/878 IC. Mine is supported out of the box. Been a great card -
    > Works with everything.


    Mine is 11 years old.

    >But for some reason when you do a make oldconfig
    > the setting doesn't get enabled for the card. So I had to redo it the
    > "make config" way and select that option. That's OK though because if you
    > have to recompile a 2.6 series kernel and you only change 1-2 things the
    > recompile is very fast. It took maybe 10 minutes to fix.


    I had no such problems using make cloneconfig.



  11. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    Ron Gibson wrote:
    > On Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +0200, houghi wrote:
    >
    >> My TVcard worked for three weeks or so. I have not really looked at it.

    >
    >> I have news that it should work (finally) in 10.3 out of the box. I

    > have > a WinTV PVR 350 Hauppauge.
    >
    > You got stuck with that type of TV card, eh? Yeah they are a PITA. Myself


    This just in:


    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=130098


    OK, I will not wait for 2.6.22...

    Yast now installs 'ivtv', 'ivtv-kmp-default' and 'ivtv-firmware'
    packages. Later (when 2.6.22 is out) I'll remove 'ivtv-kmp-default'
    from the list.

    Fixed in yast2-tv-2.15.6 (will be included in 10.3 Aplha5). The card
    should work out of the box now.


    So on June 14th, I will be testing and hopefully be able to see some TV
    on my screen. :-) Now all I need to do is get the 'nature' chanels from
    my cable provider. :-)

    And anothe bugreport resulting in a solution. 1 down, several thousand
    more to go. :-)

    houghi
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  12. Re: Eliminating "require password" after inactivity

    On Wed, 06 Jun 2007 07:06:15 +0000, graham wrote:

    >> You got stuck with that type of TV card, eh? Yeah they are a PITA.
    >> Myself I have a 8 year old *real* Haupauge Brooktree based WinTV card
    >> based on the with 848/878 IC. Mine is supported out of the box. Been a
    >> great card - Works with everything.


    > Mine is 11 years old.


    I'm not really sure how old mine is. All I can remember is I bought it
    somewhere between 95-98. It's Haupauge model...

    Wintv-dbx
    model 401



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