On Wednesday 15 Jun 2016 11:15:30 PM Felix Miata wrote:
I've not seen locking problems in a long time. One of the very
I do after creating a new user login is to disable screen locking. When I
need my screen locked, I shut the machine down.
I am not surprised. Screen lock is fundamentally broken in KDE/Plasma. Screen
should be locked based on power state of a device and not solely based on time
triggers. I want my screen to lock say when screen goes off which indicates
that I have been away from my system for a considerable amount of time.
It doesn't work like that in Plasma. Plasma will only lock your system at a
minute or 2 or 5 minute or whatever you set it to. These don't always coincide
with your power options.
Android allows triggering of screen lock when power button is pressed or any
time screen goes off. My wild guess is that Ubuntu's screen locker is also
triggered when screen goes off (I haven't tried it in a long time). According
to Kwin dev, X11 has no such API and Android is SurfaceFlinger.
Maybe we will have a better screen locker in Wayland.