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    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaMozilla View Post
    No they haven't. Some of them will lock up the GUI. Bug reports just languish. It doesn't seem to happen on every computer, though, so if it works for you, go for it.

    Starting twice is not the usual method of fixing the problem, but so what? I guess, if it works.
    My guess is that the second file had the spelling of "application" corrected, that's why it worked.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Greeff View Post
    My guess is that the second file had the spelling of "application" corrected, that's why it worked.
    This was solved a while back.
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    I have been trying to get xscreensaver to work without having to manually start it each time and i followed instructions from ubuntu forums and now any time i type commands into terminal i get this response:

    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

    Why can't i find a straight answer on anything ubuntu-related? Now I will most likely have to start over again from scratch because what am I going to do without the use of terminal?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by 1976MrEMan View Post
    I have been trying to get xscreensaver to work without having to manually start it each time and i followed instructions from ubuntu forums and now any time i type commands into terminal i get this response:

    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

    Why can't i find a straight answer on anything ubuntu-related? Now I will most likely have to start over again from scratch because what am I going to do without the use of terminal?
    That error generally means that either Update Manager or Synaptic Package manager is running.
    Check that first.

    Just create an item in Startup Applications:
    Name: Screensaver
    Command: xscreensaver -nosplash
    Commant: Screensaver

    See this. It is what I have used for Precise and Quantal
    Last edited by Cavsfan; August 5th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.
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    Talking Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Thanks Cavsfan for posting up and, helping out about this.

    Appreciate it!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by netgooroo View Post
    Thanks Cavsfan for posting up and, helping out about this.

    Appreciate it!
    You are welcome! I did a clean install of 12.04.1 and there is no longer any /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop file.

    Just adding xscreensaver -nosplash to startup commands is all it takes to get a working screensaver back.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    This was solved a while back.
    You know what isn't solved? Why these websites still have the incorrect spelling....

    http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/04/...cise-pangolin/

    http://www.ubuntututorials.com/add-s...-ubuntu-12-04/

    http://www.noobslab.com/2012/04/impo...nstall_26.html
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by nuclearj View Post
    This thread was solved by fixing the missing "i" but, I do see what you mean about those 3 links.
    They must be copying and pasting the same exact spelling error "Applicaton" with the "i" missing from Application.

    However this appears to be an even bigger problem than just those 3 pages.
    Google ApplicatonExec and many pages appear with that same missing i.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by jarathomas View Post
    I was getting the same error message (about the xscreensaver daemon not running). When I followed the advice of peterx14 and changed "Applicaton" to "Application" in the
    /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop file, the error message no longer appeared after upon restarting. Thanks, peterx14!
    This worked for me. Thanks!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Thank u Cavsfan, ur solution may not be elegant but IT WORKS

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