How to prevent screen locking when lid is closed?

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Published on 2012-01-14T02:52:20Z Indexed on 2012/06/30 3:24 UTC
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I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (no Unity), gnome-screen-saver has been removed and replaced with xscreensaver. The screensaver stuff all works fine -- no complaints there. When I close my laptop lid, even for a second, the screen locks (and the dialog box asking for my password is xscreensaver's). I'd like for this not to happen...

Things I've tried/looked at already:

  • xscreensaver settings - the "Lock Screen After" checkbox is not checked (though I've also tried it checked and set to 720 minutes)
  • gconf-editor - apps -> gnome-screensaver -> lock_enabled is not checked
  • System Settings -> Power - "When the lid is closed" is set to "Do nothing" for both battery and A/C
  • System Settings -> Screen - Lock is "off"
  • gconf-editor - apps -> gnome-power-manager -> buttons -> lid_ac && lid_battery are both set to "nothing"

  • dconf-editor - apps -> org -> gnome -> desktop -> screensaver -> lock_enabled is not checked

Output from: gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power:

org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power active true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-hibernate 'hibernate'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power 'suspend'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-sleep 'suspend'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-suspend 'suspend'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power critical-battery-action 'hibernate'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-brightness 30
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-ac false
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-battery true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time 10
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action 'nothing'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-battery-action 'nothing'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power notify-perhaps-recall true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power percentage-action 2
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power percentage-critical 3
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power percentage-low 10
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power priority 1
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-display-ac 600
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-display-battery 600
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac false
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-timeout 0
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type 'suspend'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-battery true
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-battery-timeout 0
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-battery-type 'suspend'
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power time-action 120
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power time-critical 300
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power time-low 1200
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power use-time-for-policy true

gnome-settings-daemon is running:

<~> $ ps -ef | grep gnome-settings-daemon
1000      1719  1645  0 19:37 ?        00:00:01 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
1000      1726     1  0 19:37 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-printer
1000      1774  1645  0 19:37 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-fallback-mount-helper

Anything else I can check? Thanks!

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