On 8/20/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com> wrote:
On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:28:20 -0400
"Colin Walters" <walters@redhat.com> wrote:

> Right; this is the real solution to the stolen-laptop problem and I'm
> all for it!

Except if your session was logged in

Right, we should design for this because we're moving towards having an always logged in session:
Which just makes sense because why would you ever log out?  Generally you either suspend or switch users.

when it got stolen (seen those
commercials about the pretty girl in the coffee shop?  (: ).  This is
why I want some sort of session timeout (other than the screensaver) on
how long these things sit unlocked for you to access them.

Hm.  So we have right now three "I'm leaving the computer" buttons.  One called "Suspend", one called "Hibernate", and one called "Lock Screen".
Differentiating between the first two is an unrelated bug, so that leaves us with Suspend and Lock screen.  Why not just suspend (and save lots of power), and on un-suspend, you display the password prompt?

Then you can change things so that if the system doesn't get a password response from unsuspend within say 2-3 minutes it shuts down, leaving all the /home or / or whatever encrypted with nothing running.