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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by i_karpas View Post
    Thank u Cavsfan, ur solution may not be elegant but IT WORKS
    I hope you are not referring to the double startup entries and that you read past that part.
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    Talking Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Thanks guys.

    Did:

    Code:
    sudo less /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop | grep Applicaton
    Saw that there is that misspelled word in there.

    Did:

    Code:
    sudo nano -w /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop
    Fix the misspelled word then

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    ctrl + x
    
    then...
    
    y
    
    then...
    
    <enter>
    Restart and all is well.

    Thanks
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    works fine with TWO commands on startup

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by bluepicaso View Post
    works fine with TWO commands on startup
    This thread was solved by editing the file below and fixing the mispelled word application, not by having double startup entries.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Actually, Cavsfan, the plot thickens! Look carefully at your screenshot and you'll see a difference: The first has "No Description," the second has "xScreensaver" as the Description. Wondering if this could be the culprit (for some crazy reason), I added just one item in Startup Applications, but I made sure to give it the same Description as you (This goes into the Comment field). Problem solved! But some of the mystery remains. ; )

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

    Quote Originally Posted by thatstheway View Post
    Actually, Cavsfan, the plot thickens! Look carefully at your screenshot and you'll see a difference: The first has "No Description," the second has "xScreensaver" as the Description. Wondering if this could be the culprit (for some crazy reason), I added just one item in Startup Applications, but I made sure to give it the same Description as you (This goes into the Comment field). Problem solved! But some of the mystery remains. ; )
    The only thing that matters in startup commands is the command. The name and comment are just text that is not even required except for your own benefit.

    Could an admin please close this old resolved thread?
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Screensaver not working until manually started

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