lock on lid closure

Stefan Glasenhardt glasen at web.de
Tue Feb 7 16:51:36 GMT 2006

Am Montag, den 06.02.2006, 19:25 -0600 schrieb Alejandro Bonilla:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 00:52:00 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote
> > In the screensaver preferences, disable "Lock screen when 
> > screensaver is active". I'm not sure if this will be the final setup 
> > for dapper yet.
> No, that's not it. I used to get that nice screen lock from Ubuntu that said
> my name and asked for a Password.
> It was an small square that came up by just closing the Lid. I did not change
> anything so it must have been a bug that came with the latest apt fetched files.
> I think is independent from the screensaver as if I close it only for 3
> seconds, It used to not show and screensaver, just the Dialog asking for the
> password and then a nice fade into the desktop ;-)
> .Alejandro
> > 
> > -- 
> > Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

This is a little bit off-topic,

but can anybody explain me why xscreensaver is installed by default? 

Screensavers are totally useless :

A screensaver is only activated, when the user doesn't use the system
for a given time period, e.g. when he is on the toilet or everywhere
else. In this case, the user doesn't even see what is going on on his
monitor. When coming back the most people first move the mouse (or press
a key) to deactivate the screensaver and to be able to work again.  So
nobody really notices screensavers.
Screensaver are only a elegant method of energy wasting and it would be
much better to completely shutdown the monitor when not in use, to save

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