Ubuntu - disable auto screen lock after suspend and hibernate
Disable auto screen lock after suspend and hibernate
Even if during installation you chose "Login in automatically" Ubuntu will prompt you for a password after starting from suspend (sleep) and hibernate.
To change this behaviour try this:
System > Preferences > Screensaver
Disable "Lock screen when screensaver is active"
If this doesn't work try:
Open terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type gconf-editor
navigate to apps > gnome-power-manager > lock and disable all items
If this still doesn't work repeat this but launch gconf-editor with sudo gconf-editor
Even after this Ubuntu may still prompt for a password if you suspend or hibernate using Ubuntu soft power button (top right on the desktop). If you close laptop lid or use CTRL+ALT+DELETE dialog everything works as expected. This is a bug and is discussed in more detail here.
Ubuntu Desktop 10.10
Ubuntu Desktop 11.04
Useful Linux Terminal commands
HDD and partitions
df -h - How much free disk space is available for each mount.
mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /cdfolder - mounts cdrom to /cdfolder
umount /cdfolder - unmounts cdfolder
fdisk -l - show hard drives and partitions
fdisk /dev/sda - start fdisk for sda hard drive
a - bootable flag
p - display partitions table
d - delete a partition
n - create a new partition
t - change partition's ID (83 - for ext2)
q - exit without saving changes
w - save changes and exit
mkfs -t ext2 /dev/sdb1 - build an ext2 file system in an empty partition
fsck -f -y /dev/sdb1 - check and repair a file system on sdb1
Mount hdc1 partition to a /data folder automatically on boot
1. Open /etc/fstab
2. Add line: /dev/hdc1 /data ext2 defaults 1 2
3. Restart computer
badblocks -n -s -v /dev/hda - Check hda disk for bad blocks.
-n - Use non-destructive read-write mode (only if disk is not mounted). Default - non-destructive read-only test.
-s - Show progress
-v - Verbose mode
File and Folder manipulations
ls -l --block-size=1M - list files in current directory with sizes in MB (K for KB)
ls *.img | wc - count .img files current directory
cp -r /source/directory /target/directory - Copy existing folder to new location
rm -r /dirctory - Remove a directory with contents
rm * - remove all files from directory
mv old-name new-name - rename files and folders
find -name "example*" - Search for files and folders beginning "example". Searches in in the current directory and subdirectories.
find / -name "example*" - The same as above but searches in root and all subdirectories.
find -name '*' -size +500M - Search for all files larger than 500MB.
du --max-depth=1 -h - List of folders with their sizes in current directory.
du -all --max-depth=1 -h - As above, but also include files.
tar -zcvf htdocs.tar.gz htdocs - compress htdocs directory
tar -zxvf htdocs.tar.gz - extract htdocs.tar.gz file
-z Compress using gzip
-c Create archive
-f Archive File name
-x Extract files
ifconfig - TCP/IP network interface parameters.
su - Become super user or another user.
sudo - Execute a command as the superuser or other user.
chmod -R 777 /folder - set 777 (full) permissions for folders
Startup scripts can be placed in rc.local
it could be in /etc or /etc/rc.d
apt-get install build-essential - installs all common compilers at once
tail -f /var/log/file.log - Monitors a log file in a real time. All new added lines will be outputted on a display. To interrupt press CTRL + C