The lock screen lets a user lock the currently-running session behind a password screen. This screen may either be blank or show a screensaver until mouse or keyboard activity is detected.

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Lock screen appears after login

Suddenly, I'm unable to login to Ubuntu. When I login. I get to this lock screen:- This is copied from google. What I get is a faded version of this prompt. The only thing I did was a visudo to ...
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Ubuntu Phone prevent text messages from lock screen

On my Aquaris Ubuntu Phone, text messages quickly pop up on the lock screen. As I consider this a serious security issue, is it possible to hide any messages from the lock screen? Thanks for any ...
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Change lock screen background through command line

I'm interested in changing my lock screen background through the command line. I'm hoping to be able to do it such that, after I run a series of commands, the next time it locks that image comes up. ...
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Warning messages that flash quickly when locking screen. Where is the log?

Trying to diagnose a problem I'm having with lock screen/suspend dropping all open windows/programs in my session. I noticed that some warning messages flash up when I lock/suspend, but they go by too ...
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How to monitor the status of shutdown sequence

This is the script I made to lock and shutdown my system after 30 minutes. #!/bin/bash # Read Password read -s -p "Password: " password echo # shutdown and screensaver Command echo "$password" | sudo ...
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Blank screen after locking screen

I just updated my Xubuntu 14.10 desktop to 15.04 and I'm having the following issue: When I lock my computer (or when the inactivity timer locks it for me), the screen goes blank and I cannot get ...
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Set a different passwords for unlock and sudo [duplicate]

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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Can xdotool work after my screen becomes locked?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I want to use xdotools to simulate mouses and keys on a firefox window. I want to do that when I am away, so I also like to lock my window. Is it possible for xdotool still to work ...
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14.04: Unlocking the screen after sleep logs user off and back on

This happened to me just now. I opened my laptop, and got the unlock screen. I entered my password and then it asked me for the password again (it didn't say the password was incorrect, it just asked ...
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Computer logs out while I lock screen

Recently, my laptop is behaving strangely sometimes. It doesn't usually does this but lately it frequently does. The problem is that whenever I lock the screen, the computer logs out and closes all ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some ...
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Double lock screen when resuming after upgrade to 15.04

After the upgrade to 15.04 I now get a double lock screen when I wake up from resume. First there will be a centered GTK grey panel which looks a bit like the old switch user login, after I enter that ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 goes to sleep when the screen is locked

Since I did the upgrade to 15.04 there is a very strange behaviour whenever I lock the screen. Right after the screen is locked and the monitor turns black the computer goes to sleep (or suspend ...
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The lock-screen of the Ubuntu BQ

What are colored circles stand for? The large dark one tells the date or rather the number of days that have passed in a month but I can't figure out the colored circles since they vary in size, color ...
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System does not ask for Authenticated password

I've recently installed Noobslab themes to customize Ubuntu to Macbuntu. I remember trying to change the password by going to User Accounts. And I remember switching Automatic Login to "ON" and then ...
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Setting a default input language for lightdm lock screen

My lock screen shows up after a few minutes in which I am not using the computer. This is a wanted behaviour. However, it often switches the input language to Hebrew, or perhaps just taking the last ...
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Change lockscreen in MATE?

I want the lightdm-webkit-greeter to be mine lockscreen, do you know how to change it? I found a way how to add Xscreensaver screensavers to mate-screensaver or even change background, but no word on ...
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How do I stop the screen from being locked on resume on Kubuntu/KDE?

Per How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend? I want to be able to sleep and resume without the screen locking. All the previous answers seem to involve fairly Gnome-specific things that ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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CTRL + ALT + L and CTRL + ALT + DEL are not working in ubuntu 12.04?

I have re installed ubuntu-desktop. After that Ctrl+Alt+L and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts are not working. If I click on the button on the top right side of the desktop (where things like logout, switch ...
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Xubuntu doesn't lock screen anymore

It was working and one day it decided not to work anymore. I can click on the lock screen button or use Ctrl+Alt+Del but no reaction. How to fix that? I am using Xubuntu 14.04
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Screen locks automatically after certain amount of time [duplicate]

The screen locks automatically after 5 minutes when I am watching YouTube on fullscreen. How can I fix this?
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X session lost after some idle time with screen locked

When taking a break from working in my laptop (Xubuntu 14.10), I always lock the screen on my pc, keeping many applications running. Usually all is normal, regardless of the idle time I take. However, ...
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Does locking affect running processes?

I would like to run the updates available to my Ubuntu device with the built-in Software Updater application, but I would like to lock my system for the time of the update for security reasons. ...
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How can i lock my screen and keep my youtube playlist going?

How can I lock my screen and keep my youtube playlist going?
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How do you configure the lock screen in Ubuntu Phone?

I just bought the bq Ubuntu Phone. I wondered if it is possible (and how) to configure the lock screen in the Ubuntu Phone, for example which kind of statistics to display or even better how to ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes when I close my laptop and then go back and try to continue to work, Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes upon re-activating after lock screen [closed]

Since today my systems seems to freeze whenever I lock it by pressing Ctrl+ALT+L and then try to unlock it. I am using a dual monitor setup I have read AskUbuntu Post to get it working, and upon ...
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pause process during lockscreen

I used WhatPulse back on windows and got it installed on Ubuntu, too, but now sometimes, when waking up from standby, it expects an internet connection immediately and builds up a lot of ram and ...
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XScreenSaver Lock Screen

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 And my settings are as follows: And it is all working fine and that, but I ...
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Entirely disable suspension (at kernel level? - has to be independent of used DE and login state!)

Once again I need a workaround to deal with my almost broken notebook graphics card: It does not wake up after suspending! The Ubuntu 14.10 system is waking up, but the display stays off, so I have ...
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lightdm: lock session after (only) auto-login

I'd like to be able to have my KDE session started with lightdm auto login but lock immediately. But if I logout and then back in, I don't want the lock. I found this bug: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen lock policy

We have a security policy that the Ubuntu desktops have to lock the screen after 10 minutes.I use to use xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 for this by removing gnome-screensaver and overwriting the config ...
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Can I somehow pause all processes of an user logged in in background?

I have mainly two accounts on my 14.10 laptop: Mine (admin) and my brother's (restricted). Now when my brother is logged in and runs some applications like firefox with flash player, it consumes ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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Cannot log-in at locked screensaver, must log-in with “switch user..”

I have configured my screensavers to lock the desktop after some time; and sometimes, e.g. when I leave my desk, I prefer to lock the screen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." ...
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Showing Onboard Keyboard On Lock Screen

I have been playing around with the Onboard settings and even though I select the option "Show when unlocking the screen" from the settings the keyboard still doesn't appear when on screen lock. This ...
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How can I disable all locking in 14.10?

I don't want the machine to prompt for password on resume from suspend, I don't want the machine to lock after a certain period of inactivity. At the moment, I only want it to lock a) when it boots ...
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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Is there any way to make Ubuntu not to suspend while a download in progress?

Is there any way? How to script in /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d to check ${downspeed eth0}, ${upspeed wlan0}, ${upspeed eth0} and ${downspeed wlan0} and to set the system not to suspend while a ...
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USB Power Saving Settings

I have a USB weather station. If the screensaver kicks on (blank screen and lock), data from the weather station stalls out. I can lock the screen manually and I have no issues at all with the ...
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Lubuntu hangs after locking

A friend asked me to take care of his Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. He is not a computer expert at all so his bug report might not be accurate. Unfortunately I could not reproduce the error while I am at his ...
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Cannot unlock session if user has no password

I created an account with no password for my 3 year old child. After some time of inactivity on that account, the session locks. Then I cannot unlock the session. Trying to unlock with an empty ...
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Unity CTRL + ALT + DEL set default value to 'Lock'

When I press CTRL + ALT + DEL I get a dialog with two buttons: Log-out and Lock. I spent a significant portion of my time working on Windows workstations, and the default there is Lock. It is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor lock screen not blanking both screens properly

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS 64-bit to 14.04LTS 64-bit. My system is a desktop using the NVIDIA GeForce 210 card connected to two identical Samsung SMS23A350H monitors via HDMI cables. I'm ...
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Lock screen asks for password on no-password account

The Ubuntu lock screen always asks for a password even when the account does not have password. In my opinion, it should be exactly like the login screen: a button "connect >" for accounts that don't ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...
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Change lock screen style on gnome classic desktop

Is there a way to use Unity lock screen in Gnome classic desktop? I love the way unity fades the main screen to lock the session, while I'm not enthusiastic about the window showed by the classic ...
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How to disable caps lock on boot

Is there a way to disable the Caps Lock at boot, so it won't bother me when logging in? Laptop: old Multicom Xishan W530E bought at http://multicom.no. OS: Ubuntu 14.04. My latop has a problem with ...
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Unbuntu unresponsive after login

After Login in from lock-screen, ubuntu remains unresponsive (or very slow) to mouse or keyboard input for about 15 seconds. The mouse is still moving but that is about it. After the delay, all ...