In most operating systems like Windows this was a nice feature, that when I walked away from the computer for the set amount of time - lets say 15 minutes - it would go into suspend. When I would press the power button it would bring me to the main "greeter" log in screen instead of having me enter a password at the screen saver. For some reason Ubuntu uses the Xscreensaver thing which doesn't look right and should kick me to the lightdm greeter log in screen. Can I set Xorg to log me off when I'm idle for a given amount of time and bypass Xscreensaver?
I found a forum at crunchbanglinux.org on how to either modify/change Xscreensaver. http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/18793/how-do-i-replace-xscreensaver/ Also here is a link to extra screen savers for Xscreensaver if you decide to stay with it. Included is a way to have an auto-disable script for Xscreensaver. http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/1069/howto-configure-xscreensaver-instead-of-gnomescreensaver/ I used it a couple years ago on Ubuntu 10.10.
Alright, to login to a different session instead of the auto-lock screen, I found this link which shows how to configure the settings. How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? Anyway, here is the code:
Note - if you don't have a lightdm.conf file then for a autologin use the following values for this file:
Another possibility is to run:
This will also create the
Credit is due to fossfreedom for this tutorial.
Oh and one more link: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM/. It's a wiki to LightDM configuration from canonical.
Let me know if this was what you were looking for. I tried to make it neat and easy to read.