How can I avoid screen lock on SPICE disconnect on RHEL

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6


When the SPICE client is closed, the VM connected with it will lock its screen. This is sometimes undesired


The screen lock can be avoided by changing the PROGRAM in /etc/security/console.apps/ovirt-locksession to /bin/true like this:

# cat /etc/security/console.apps/ovirt-locksession

Also, there is an RFE for having a more polished solution.

Root Cause

This is desired behaviour, which will be made configurable in newer versions of RHEV.

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