I've installed xtrlock on Ubuntu 12.04. I run it manually from the command line in the evening, when I want to lock the keyboard/mouse but still leave the screen active. When I come back the next morning and enter my password, the screen immediately goes black, and then I'm presented with the normal Ubuntu unlock screen. How can I prevent the normal lock from happening after I've unlocked xtrlock?

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On Ubuntu-Gnome you can disable the password request on Settings/Brightness, by removing the flag from "Lock" and/or from "Lock the screen after resuming from suspend"...try and check if there's something similar on Unity!

  • I'm not sure if I want to do that, as the timed lock is nice in case I forget, but it certainly answers the question and clarifies things.
    – rakslice
    May 6, 2013 at 21:05

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