View Full Version : [gnome] Screen lock broken

May 27th, 2009, 04:39 AM
Greetings, all.

I had been running Ubuntu 8.04, and was using xscreensaver. All was well until I updated to 8.10 (and from thence to 9.04).

I have re-installed xscreensaver, but the "lock" button no longer does anything.

From searching the other entries, I haven't seen an problem quite like this one, so I thought I would post it.


May 27th, 2009, 04:52 AM
Some other notes; I don't recall if under 8.04, I uninstalled gnome-screensaver or not, but in 9.04, it is not installed. Maybe I need to uninstall xscreen saver, install the gnome one, and then re-install the xscreensaver???

Somewhere, there should be a file that controls what the panel buttons do.

July 21st, 2009, 08:09 PM
I have the same problem on Jaunty 9.04 Live USB install. The screensaver lock does not work.
I'm searching for a solution but i does not find one. The "lock" button does anything. Neither with gnome-screensaver nor with xscreensaver.

A solution would be useful.


Mark Phelps
July 22nd, 2009, 09:11 PM
This is a known problem with XScreensaver. The solution (sorry, I no longer have the link) was to download a desklet that provided the same function on the desktop.