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Im using Ubuntu 11.10, with XFCE and xscreensaver, the xscreensaver configurator is nice but the unlock dialog is ugly.

I tried gnome-screensaver, but it only gives me a blank screen.

So, can I have the gnome-screensaver unlock dialog with xscreensaver

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do you have a second graphics output installed / enabled? I somtimes faced the issue, that the unlock dialog appears on the (not connected) second screen) – Michael K Oct 24 '11 at 6:45
No, the default behaviour if gnome-screensaver in oneric is like that – Amith KK Oct 24 '11 at 7:30
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I share your opinion on the Xscreensaver unlock screen. However, changing it requires quite a bit of skill and dedication. Some have also offered solutions in this related post:

How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

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