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How to launch program on lock and close it on unlock [duplicate]

Have siblings who like to "play" with my laptop by waking it from suspension and then typing random keys on the keyboard into the password field. Afterwards, they always deny it. I plan to install ...
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Unity is locked, you can not remove icons or move them

Issue the following, I can not change the order of icons on the unity, nor their sleep or anything to add that it would be "locked", the programs run.
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Cannot mount iPod touch to Ubuntu due to Lockdown errors

I sit before you with the common question of how to sync an iPod 5G or any iDevice to Ubuntu 13.10. I have asked Apple tech support many a time aswell as their online chat and it has yielded no info ...
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Put monitor to sleep when locked?

Whenever Ubuntu 13.10 locks: Instead of making the monitor go black and the power button (on the monitor) turn orange like Windows did. It loses connection to the computer and shows me the Dell ...
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What is the role of lock files in a system?

I can see there are many lock file here and there in my system. What is the exact role and purpose of those lock files? In my system I got this list, /run/lock/whoopsie/lock /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/lock ...
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Install with sudo app-get install doesn't work, “Not using locking for read only file /var/lib/dpkg/lock”

I just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7. Unfortunately I can't install anything from the terminal app: If I enter: sudo apt-get install yasm -y git make g++ build-essential libminiupnpc-dev I ...
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screen keeps black in ubuntu 13.10 when it must come out of sleep mode

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a completely new machine, was fresh installed. After a while, while not working on it, the screen turns black, when you try to work again, you can't exit the black screen, ...
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How to lock a folder from terminal

Is there any way to lock a folder from terminal(protected with password) without using any third party applications like truecrypt,crypteeper nor giving user permissions. It was just like whenever a ...
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iOS 7 Locked Bug via Ubuntu 13.10

I wanted to bring up an issue with the latest Ubuntu release that I hope can be solved. Although I will agree with the community that iOS 7 is not the most open platform release, it still is my desire ...
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Where is my lock file? mysql [duplicate]

Below is my console out put I have no idea how to proceed with this, Can anyone provide some direction? apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Changing Gnome Lock Screen

Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Desktop: 3..6.2 Does anyone now if it is possible to add this specific lock theme with the above versions? I can't find the "apps/gnome-screensaver" referenced in the ...
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lock var lib folder

Hi I installed a program ant between install it disconnected from internet and when I want to install program i can not and give this error what shoud I do? Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Computer freezes [closed]

Sometimes my computer crashes and I'm able not able to do anything. I try to use CTRL + SHIFT + F1 or CTRL + RSYS + REISUB but these workarounds don't work. Here is my syslog. Could you help me?
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Mousepad “Lock when hit”

All right, I don't know how to say this, but I will try my best! When i used Windows 7, I could touch my mousepad and "emulate" a left-click, but when I do this in Ubuntu, the mousepad temporarily ...
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Is there a way to lock a specific application, in ubuntu, with 'sudo' method

For instance, if I needed to lock firefox, and whenever someone needs to access it (under the same username as mine) the usual sudo password prompt should appear. I have disabled password prompt by ...
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How to fix ubuntu 12.10 brightness and lock icon

When clicking on the brightness and lock icon, the system settings just closes but never open brightness and lock.
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Gnome lock Screen

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome shell version. When locking the screen I get the clock in the middle with the desktop icons in the back ground. I would like to know if there is any way to change ...
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How to disable disk lock?

I am a new Ubuntu user and have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 to my computer. Now every time I turn on the computer it keeps asking me to introduce a password for the Disk Lock or something before ...
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automatic lock screen issue

My Ubuntu 13.04 does automatic lock screen after X minutes, but the screen is still showing any opened windows. Only after we tried to click or type anything, Ubuntu will prompt password to unlock. ...
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KDE randomly locks screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed the KDE desktop via the sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop command (I wanted less stuff than the sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop command would ...
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Update: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

I am running the upgrade(12.10 to 13.04) through terminal and it keeps getting stuck at this: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock What do I do? I have root access. I have no idea what else ...
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how do I install gpointing-device - I seem to have got my brain into a loop

I would like to install the gpointing-device-settings package which I found on the Launchpad website https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gpointing-device-settings I tried: apt-get install ...
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Computer has locked up, will it recover?

I have set some programs to run on my desktop (intensive) and I think they are using all available RAM, to the point that now the machine is completely locked up the clock isn't even updating (it's ...
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/run/lock and /run/shm missing

Recently I found /run/lock and /run/shm folders to be missing. I tried to recover some files with a mounted disk, I now know that this may caused the harm. So unaware what to do, I created these ...
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Lock icon in external drive's folders

When I attach the external hard drive, the folders have a lock icon on them and i am unable to delete them. I tried to use sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME but to no avail, this did not work. Please ...
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Cannot lock /var/lib/dpkg/ [duplicate]

semary@SemarY-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Lock Hard drive partition using ubuntu password

i want to use my ubuntu password , to lock a hard partition with it can i ?! use my password so no one else can acess type of partition
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Postfix master.lock: permission denied

I'm triyng setup the postfix, but with no success. I am using webmin to configure. my problem is that postfix won't start, always with the same message: Mar 19 19:21:13 site ...
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installing software terminated in the middle [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and i was trying to install the restricted extras using this command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras In the end there was a licence aggrement page which it asked me ...
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How can i lock a device id to a particular port address

I want ttyUSB0 to be always used by my GSM modem how can i do that even after restart it must not change..is there any way to lock GSM Modems id to ttyUSB0.
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Lock computers abilities [duplicate]

I need to have a computer which allows users to access one website (login and buy meals). It should be secured so that they can't do anything other or access other websited. Does anyone know any good ...
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Lock Terminal and Suspend from Terminal

I am trying to lock and suspend from the terminal. I tried: pmi action suspend | at now + 1 min And then typed exit But both that and vlock kill the running command. Is there a way to lock the ...
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I seem to be locked out of my account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot get past login screen I keep trying to log in on start up, typing my password and pressing enter. But it doesn't go through. I just get kicked back to the login ...
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Locking keyboard, mouse and CDROM for baby

I use laptop and need to use keyboard between baby activities... Is there any software for ubuntu that does all these things by pressing just one key (or predefined combination/password)? I tried ...
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Inspite of the options the screen locks after X minutes

The OS Ubuntu 12.10 is installed on my computer. I want my computer never locks the monitor's screen. So that I chose the item "never" in the option "Lock the screen after...". But it doesn't work. ...
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Xscreensaver locking issue [duplicate]

I recently switched from Gnome screensaver to Xscreensaver and I have been facing problems in making Xscreesaver lock my session when I suspend my system. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Purpose of /run/lock/ (empty except for ./whoopsie/)

My /run/lock/ directory is empty except for ./whoopsie/. I have understood /run/lock/ as a replacement for /var/lock/ but was surprised to find it entirely empty. Is whoopsie meant as a deterrent ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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Lock Ubuntu Server 12.0.4

How do I lock Ubuntu server screen without installing gnome screensaver? I'm running the server with only the console without desktop installed.
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Not Locking Screen after X minutes

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (and also 12.10 problem still occurs), my notebook does not lock the screen automatically. I wen into "Brightness and Lock" settings, Set "Turn Screen of ...
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Wake up from screen off (like Windows and Mac)

Is there a way to configure Ubuntu such that it doesn't require 2 keystrokes to wake it up from the state where the screen is disabled after being absent, but a simple touch on the touchpad suffices ...
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How linux kernel (used in Ubuntu) manages concurrent access to the data?

I want to know how linux kernel used in Ubuntu manages concurrent access to shared data?
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Ubuntu 12.04 stopped to lock screen after X minutes

My Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly stopped to auto-lock after X minutes. It doesn't matter how long I leave the computer idle, it NEVER turns the screen off and never locks the screen either. I am using ...
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Why have to lock archives and dpkg while doing installing apps and updates.

Actually if we suspend any application installing in middle or suspending updates then automatically while resuming we will get some problems like E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock ...
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How do I prevent the blank screensaver when using keyboard shortcut to lock the computer?

I lock my computer a lot, and was wondering if there was a way to get the lock screen when I hit ctrl + alt + L. Right now when I use that key combination it turns the screen black, and I have to hit ...
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Disabled Lockscreen on Ubuntu accidently, How to renable it?

Okay,so few months back I read a post somewhere, dont remember where but it was on how to disable the lock screen. Now that I disable whenever the monitor switches off the system hangs. I remember ...
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Screen doesn't lock automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04. No matter what I adjust the screen to. The screen does not lock automatically after any number of minutes. How do I remedy this?
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Is it possible to permanently lock launcher icons?

I have installed Ubuntu onto my parents laptop. They are around their 80s. They manage to remove icons from the launcher accidentally again and again. I have to put them back manually, only to find ...
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Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error [duplicate]

My synaptic package manager in ubuntu10.10 is giving error: Unable to get exclusive lock This usually means that another package management application(like apt-get or aptitude) is already ...