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I noticed that the login screen that I get when the system first boots up is different from the login screen I see after I resume from suspend. I'm wondering if it is possible to get the same login screen that I saw when it first booted up as the one I get when I resume the system from suspend. I think the first boot login one is called LightDM greeter or something, not sure about the second one.

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first remove gnome-screensaver

sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver

Then install Lightlocker

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:light-locker/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install light-locker

For more info on the project see Lightlocker's github page

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Will do in the future, thanks – vegard torvund Oct 27 '13 at 2:37

LightDM launches unity-greeter, which shows the login screen. You can click Switch User on the unlock screen in order to return to the unity-greeter screen.

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That sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? OP wants this automatically, not just clicking a button to have the normal screen. – minerz029 Oct 27 '13 at 2:38
@minerz029 I disagree. The OP did not mention he knows about this and I think it's a viable answer. I would argue that a single click is a better option than adding a PPA and removing a package that is part of ubuntu-desktop. Moreover, the PPA page says it takes you back to the LightDM greeter, but a standard Unity desktop is using unity-greeter. Plus, it says you may have to add custom keyboard shortcuts to make it work. It's not really shown in the answer that it provides exactly what the OP wants. With respect, I'll say again that a single click may be just the thing he's looking for. – chaskes Oct 27 '13 at 2:54

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