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[Bug 1386186] Re: Screen locking issue - account with no password set


Been doing some more investigation on this problem. Looked in System
Settings->Security & Privacy and found on the Security tab that both
"Waking from suspend" and "Returning from blank screen" were both
checked, indicating password required in both cases. Unchecked both
items and the problem has now gone away - functionality is now as
expected. Not sure if these items were checked under 14.04 and just
ignored when resuming from suspend or whether the upgrade to 14.10
actually set these items. Bug can now be closed.

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  Screen locking issue - account with no password set

Status in “gnome-screensaver” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Have an account with no password set. When computer resumes from
  suspend state, where user with no pasword is logged in, system now
  request password and will not unlock screen.

  Expected action is to automatically unlock screen without asking for a

  Workaround is to get the 'Switch Account' screen up and select the
  same user and then click "Log In" - no password requested this time.
  Same action occurs if Ctl-Alt-L pressed when logged in as this user.

  This was working fine under Ubuntu 14.04 but now performs incorrectly
  since upgrade to 14.10 (not a fresh install). Installed version of
  gnome-scrrensaver is 3.6.1-0ubuntu14

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: gnome-screensaver 3.6.1-0ubuntu14
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-23.31-generic 3.16.4
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-23-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Mon Oct 27 12:52:07 2014
  GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
  GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
   org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'ubuntu'
   org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 300
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-11 (502 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
  Symptom: security
  Title: Screen locking issue
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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