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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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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Making touchpad and resume password changes permanent

in Ubuntu 10.10 I really don't want any password on resume on my EeePC, so I have to run gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false and I want two finger middle ...
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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 ...