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Thread: Screensaver not activating, can't enter password on lockscreen.

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    Screensaver not activating, can't enter password on lockscreen.

    When I press Ctrl-Alt-L, the screen locks, but the screensaver
    doesn't activate. I also cannot enter my password on the lockscreen.
    It just shows a blank entry field without a cursor.

    I can however click on "unlock", which does nothing because I can't
    enter my password, or I can click "switch user", which brings me to
    the login screen and then I can login that way.

    This is very annoying though, because of the extra step and also because
    of the blank screen (screensaver) not working.

    I have tried out the latest cinnamon desktop lately, which uninstalled
    gnome-screensaver. I reinstalled that after deleting cinnamon though,
    but it still doesn't work.
    Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64 | Toshiba C855-255 | Core i5 3230M | 8GB @ 1600MHz | Radeon HD7610m | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | 3.13.0.24-generic

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    Re: Screensaver not activating, can't enter password on lockscreen.

    I was having the same issue on a fresh install of 13.04, it was working fine up until a few days ago and the only major change I made that coincidence with this was installing Teamviewer. Even when using it to connect to the PC remotely I wasn't able to type the password in and would have to use switch user to log in, I stopped teamviewer running and the issue has disappeared for now.

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