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Old 01-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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How Do I Disable Xscreensaver Screen Lock Altogether?

Hi all,

Sorta new to Linux....been researching my problem for a few days now...

I'm running Debian Squeeze. My desktop is xfce4. My window manager is gdm.

I am trying to figure out a way to disable the screen lock function altogether, as I have no use for such.

Let me tell you how I can get the screen to become locked without commanding it to do so:

Let's say I've got a user session open on the desktop. I go to the task bar and click the "User switching" icon, and then log into my wife's desktop. Now, when I leave her desktop (so that I can return to mine) via a "Log Out" or "switch user" action, I get the xscreensaver splash screen on a black background, asking for my user password. This is not what I want.

I've fooled around with the xflock4 and xdg-screensaver scripts to no avail.

How can I disable the screen lock altogether?

Old 01-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Have you looked at this tutorial Seems to be just what you're trying to do.


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