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I'm another user who dislikes the default screen-saver of Oneric.

I installed XScreenSaver, but when I want to lock the screen, it doesn't work using CTRL+ALT+L , or using the option on the user menu.

How can I get the locking behavior to work properly?

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marked as duplicate by belacqua, Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Basharat Sialvi Jun 6 '13 at 2:12

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If you want to manually lock the screen with the keyboard combination CTRL+ALT+L then you will need to run the following to repoint the old gnome-screensaver lock to xscreensaver

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command

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  1. How can I change or install screen savers?
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