Currently my lock screen is what I am assuming is the default lock screen. the command: gnome-screensaver-command -l activates this screen.

I installed light-locker and want the system to use this instead, but when my system goes into suspend it still activates the gnome-screensaver's lock screen.

Also, the reason for wanting to switch is the gnome lock screen doesn't always allow me to "Switch User".


  • That's funny.. it lets me switch users. – Seth Feb 8 '14 at 0:25
  • Supposedly light-locker-command -l should make it use light-locker instead of gnome-screensaver. If you want Ctrl+Alt+L to lock it you will have to change the keyboard shortcut. – Seth Feb 8 '14 at 0:27
  • I installed light-locker and can run light-locker-command -l, but gnome-screensaver is still being used. Interestingly enough, once light-locker was installed, the gnome-screensaver lock screen is allowing me to switch users again. At least for now. – Jibbers Feb 8 '14 at 5:25

It turns out that this is handled in gsettings.

I used this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver user-switch-enabled

After this I did a reboot and user switching worked again.

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