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?
Check that first.
Just create an item in Startup Applications:
Command: xscreensaver -nosplash
See this. It is what I have used for Precise and Quantal
Last edited by Cavsfan; August 5th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.
Thanks Cavsfan for posting up and, helping out about this.
Every one should belive in something... I believe I'll have another drink!
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.
Thank u Cavsfan, ur solution may not be elegant but IT WORKS