CRITICAL: Unable to create a DBus proxy for GnomeScreensaver: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.ScreenSaver: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome.ScreenSaver exited with status 1

I am not sure if this has something to do with the problem ,I am running 18.04. Thanks

  • Try this method. Hope this will fix your pb.
    – JohnWolf
    Dec 3, 2020 at 21:26

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I faced the same problem on my ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. I found a quick fix explained here


Thanks for your help. It turned out to be a defective mouse. It must of been telling the computer i was still using it.


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