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There are three primary users of my Ubuntu 13.10 Cinnamon 2.14 install: me, my wife, and our oldest daughter.

Everything seems to work just fine unless we change users. When one user is active, we press the usual CTRL+ALT+L (or select from the GUI). If switching to a non-logged in user, it's fine: Enter password once on Greeter, load desktop.

When switching back to a user that was already logged in and active, enter Greeter password, then enter password again to unlock screensaver when other active user's desktop loads. Under older versions I didn't have to do double-duty when switching between active users and wonder if there is some side effect I've missed because my 13.10 was originally Unity, which I hated, nuked entirely, and replaced with Cinnamon.

Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas or recommendations would be welcome!

System Details:

root@OptiPlex-GX620:~$ Linux OptiPlex-GX620 3.12.6-031206-generic #201312201218 SMP Fri Dec 20 17:20:06 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@OptiPlex-GX620:~$ dpkg -l | grep cinn
ii  cinnamon                                                    2.0.14-20131203040025-saucy                      amd64        Cinnamon desktop
ii  cinnamon-common                                             2.0.14-20131203040025-saucy                      all          Cinnamon desktop (Common data files)
ii  cinnamon-control-center                                     2.0.9-20131124013238-saucy                       amd64        utilities to configure the Cinnamon desktop
ii  cinnamon-control-center-data                                2.0.9-20131124013238-saucy                       all          configuration applets for Cinnamon - data files
ii  cinnamon-dbg                                                2.0.14-20131203040025-saucy                      amd64        Debugging symbols for the Cinnamon desktop
ii  cinnamon-desktop-data                                       2.0.4-20131124011540-saucy                       all          Common files for Cinnamon desktop apps
ii  cinnamon-screensaver                                        2.0.3-20131105013303-saucy                       amd64        Cinnamon screen saver and locker
ii  cinnamon-session                                            2.0.6-20131124043042-saucy                       amd64        Cinnamon Session Manager - Minimal runtime
ii  cinnamon-session-common                                     2.0.6-20131124043042-saucy                       all          Cinnamon Session Manager - common files
ii  cinnamon-settings-daemon                                    2.0.8-20131203004543-saucy                       amd64        daemon handling the Cinnamon session settings
ii  cinnamon-settings-daemon-dev                                2.0.8-20131203004543-saucy                       amd64        Headers for building applications communicating with cinnamon-settings-daemon
ii  cinnamon-translations                                       2.0.3-20131203040238-saucy                       all          Translation files for the Cinnamon desktop
ii  gir1.2-cinnamondesktop-3.0                                  2.0.4-20131124011540-saucy                       amd64        Introspection data for CinnamonDesktop
ii  libcinnamon-control-center-dev                              2.0.9-20131124013238-saucy                       amd64        utilities to configure the Cinnamon desktop
ii  libcinnamon-control-center1                                 2.0.9-20131124013238-saucy                       amd64        utilities to configure the Cinnamon desktop
ii  libcinnamon-desktop-dev                                     2.0.4-20131124011540-saucy                       amd64        Utility library for loading .desktop files - development files
ii  libcinnamon-desktop0                                        2.0.4-20131124011540-saucy                       amd64        Utility library for loading .desktop files - runtime files

Any other details I've missed (if any) can be provided if you need them.

Thanks!

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Not sure, but try to disable lock screen. –  Guru Feb 25 at 14:49
    
It is a feature, not a bug =) It increases security. Disable your screen saver or configure it so as to not require a password when you resume the session. –  bodhi.zazen Feb 25 at 17:05
    
Not an option (see img link). I can either disable the screensaver password entirely, or I can disable when waking from suspend, but no session options. Is that something I'll need to set using the Tweak Tool? image –  Seann Feb 25 at 19:14
    
disable the screen saver option entirely –  bodhi.zazen Feb 25 at 22:12
    
You can file a bug report on launchpad –  bodhi.zazen Feb 25 at 23:15
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Well, as it turns out, this issue was caused by having both light-locker and cinnamon-screensaver installed. I removed light-locker, and now my issue is resolved. The problem is that light-locker apparently doesn't have any settings you can set and just reads the general screensaver/brightness settings.

Thus, when the screensaver time-out hits the allotted time, the system activates what are in essence two screensavers, requiring two password entries, but only one has settings you can manage.

Naturally, I overlooked light-locker at first because of it's lack of dedicated settings interface and didn't clue in until I was reading about somebody else having gnome-screensaver and cinnamon-screensaver both installed and having the same issue I was when I realised that light-locker is forked from the Gnome 3 gnome-screensaver project. Because light-locker is just a blank screen, I didn't realize there were two screensavers running.

As I said though: removed light-locker and solved the problem.

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In my case it was gnome-screensaver on 14.04 with Cinnamon. I removed it leaving cinnamon-screensaver in place. –  Richard Apr 28 at 21:19
    
@Richard: Glad you were able to get it resolved! Unrelated note - Perhaps you can tell me how you switched 14.04 from Unity to Cinnamon? I tried and bricked my machine, forcing me to go back to 13.10! –  Seann Apr 29 at 1:27
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