Lock the screen with LightDM

Ryan Porter websterhamster at felton4h.net
Thu Jun 21 19:41:40 UTC 2012

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Lock the screen with LightDM
From: paul sutton <zleap at zleap.net>
Date: Thu, June 21, 2012 12:26 pm
To: Ryan Porter <websterhamster at felton4h.net>

>>On 21/06/12 20:10, Ryan Porter wrote:
>>> As far I know, Ubuntu 12.10 will use LightDM to lock the screen
>>> (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ypvxcSmwNKKMZawit-0r6uLnbTxoA-XoyB0ZNCKNMSg/edit?pli=1).
>>> I think it would be great if Lubuntu did the same. Indeed, today it uses
>>> xscreensaver, which is not very aesthetic. Using LightDM would be more
>>> homogeneous.
>>> Some opinions on that ?
>> I don't agree that xscreensaver isn't very aesthetic. I love the oodles
>> of different savers there are, and the fact that you can customize them.
>> Does LightDM include an Apple ][ simulator? A BSOD simulation? Piles and
>> Piles of random bizarre shapes? I will always stick with dear old
>> xscreensaver, because it's got such a wonderful variety.
>> --Ryan
>On the same subject how do i lock the screen with lxde ? With unity /
>gnome i can use ctrl-alt-l but under lxde this doesn't work.

I can't find anything. Usually in the dialog that pops up when you click
"Logout" would have a "Lock Screen" option, but I don't see anything. I
would guess that LXDE isn't as well integrated with xscreensaver as


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