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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Can I change the lock screen background to be different from the desktop background?

I want the lock screen background to be different from the desktop background in Ubuntu 11.10, how can I do that? It's okay when I am using 11.04, why 11.10 can't? thanks
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disable password prompt on user switch?

I've got 11.10 on a desktop machine with two users. Both users have "Password" set to "Not asked on login" in Users Settings. At startup, either user can log in without a password. But once both users ...
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Screensaver suppression on video playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? I migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to Xubuntu 11.10 (clean install). Previously when I played ...
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Missing option to lock screen after last Remote Desktop session disconnects

After installing 11.10 I noticed that the blanking the monitor froze my system (it was not trying to sleep) When I turned that off the the screen did not lock; also there was no option to lock the ...
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Lock screen when XScreenSaver is installed [duplicate]

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 ...
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Where is the leave message button in the lock screen?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.10, and i noticed there is no "Leave Message" button while my screen is locked. Is it removed, or it's just a bug? Is there any way to bring it back?
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Keyboard Layouts missing in lock screen, 11.10

I'm a frequent user of the USA Dvorak keyboard layout, but have the default QWERTY keyboard. Stuff works simply by adding the layout in the Keyboard settings in Ubuntu, and worked well in 11.04. ...
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How to I prevent the screen from locking when I want a virtual machine to ungrab my mouse?

This happens in both KVM with virt-manager as well as VirtualBox. The key combo to ungrab the mouse from KVM is Control-Option-L on my Apple MacBook Pro keyboard. Option on Mac keyboards is mapped ...
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Is there an alternative to the default lock-screen?

I have a tablet PC that I'm running oneric on. One thing I don't like is that the default lock screen requires you to enter a password. Since this is a tablet, this means that it either needs to be ...
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How to increase the idle time that causes auto-lock to log in screen?

At the moment I got Ubuntu on my VirtualBox and it seems to auto-lock very quickly. Everytime I switch to VirtualBox to use it, I always have to enter password. How can I increase the auto-lock ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Lock Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will there be a new lock screen for 12.04? I really like the new login screen that comes with 11.10, and was disappointed that the Lock Screen did not look similar. The ...
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How can I disable lock on resume in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend? since my upgrade to Oneiric I haven't been able to figure out how to re-disable locking the computer after ...
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How do I configure the screen to lock when I close the lid?

I've configured Ubuntu to put the screen in black when I close the lid of the laptop, but I want that, when I open it again, it demand the password like blocking the screen with Ctrl+Alt+L, but I ...
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How do I set up USB security key based authentication?

Is it possible to get Ubuntu to lock and unlock itself, if a particular USB stick is attached? For example; I sit down at my laptop; I plug the USB stick in and the system unlocks and presents ...
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How can I put a “lock sreen” icon on the launcher?

At first I apologize if the subject was in the wrong place The reason is that I do not speak English And enlisted Google to translate can I register and add this topic I have a question: I use ...
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Unity bug on lock screen [closed]

I am currently using Ubuntu 11.04/natty under VirtualBox 4.0.12 with unity-2d. I have guest additions installed. I am not sure if this is VirtualBox-specific, but here is the problem: After locking ...
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How to enable password for screensaver and lock-screen shortcut (when lock-screen icon icon already does) [closed]

I'd like to be able to lock my screen consistently and require a password. Pressing the 'Lock' icon on the panel at the top blanks the screen, and prompts me for a password to unlock Pressing ...
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How do I stop my screen from constantly locking up?

It is not a power-saving or screensaver issue, it is literally every 25 seconds that my screen either blacks out or blacks out and locks so i have to put my password in over and over. Please help! ...
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Don't lock the computer when I press sleep

I have an automatic login and no screensaver password. I would easily have no password at all, but I am keeping it for the things that require root in hope of using alternative methods to get my ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 hangs when try to resume from screen lock.

Sometimes if I lock my Ubuntu 11.04 screen, when I try to resume my work.. I see my PC hangs. The black screen does not go off. I can not even see the password prompt screen. I have to restart the PC. ...
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How to make the lock screen look like the login screen?

Is there any way to make the login screen from a locked session (either by using Ctrl+Alt+L or from a screen timeout) look like the login screen when you're starting a new session? I hate that ...
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Having to log In twice after screen lockout

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Desktop. (And by scanning /boot, it appears I might be on kernel 2.6.32-29-generic? Not certain.) Anyway, after my last system update, now my screen lock asks me to login ...
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Lock Tmux Session With Vlock

I have just installed tmux and vlock. When I try to perform the lock-session command, my terminal flashes and then nothing happens. Is there something in my .tmux.conf that must be added to tell tmux ...
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How to lock xscreensaver on suspend

Hy! I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, it works great so far, but I can't get it to lock my session when I suspend my laptop. Any ideas how to do that? Ubuntu 10.10 Dell Vostro 1310 ...
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How to make xlock use the first key I hit as a part of my password

I just switched from Arch Linux to Ubuntu 10.10. I'm running the Fluxbox window manager, and I use xlockmore to lock my screen with the following key shortcut: 192 :Exec xlock-mode marquee ...
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How can I put the display to sleep on screen lock?

When I invoke the "Lock Screen" action, is there a way to have the monitor go to sleep instantly? I'm aware of the power management setting to turn off the display after a set amount of time, but I ...
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How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend?

On GNOME the screen locks when I suspend, and I find that a bit annoying (no one else in the house uses ubuntu anyway haha). What can I do to stop this?
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How to turn off the automatic lock?

I want Ubuntu to ask for my password when I log in but not lock me every time I am away for 5 minutes. How can I disable the automatic lock?
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How do I lock the desktop screen via command line?

How can I lock my desktop screen from the command line?
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Where can I change the automatic lock screen preference? [closed]

I'm using ubuntu in a VM, so, I leave it idle from time to time. When I go back obviously the screen is locked, but I would like to configure the idle time for something around 10 minutes. Where can I ...