Last of my Questions About 12.04.1 LTS (for now)

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Sun Sep 9 23:16:09 UTC 2012

On 09/09/2012 05:12 PM, ubuntu-users-request at wrote:

> Message: 5 Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 23:05:47 +0100
>From: Avi Greenbury <lists at>
>>To: ubuntu-users at
>>Subject: Re: Last of my Questions About 12.04.1 LTS (for now)
>>Message-ID: <20120909230547.7fec6049 at brilliant> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>>Jay Ridgley wrote:
>> 1. If Xscreensaver is running how do I disable the locking? I have
>> tried all the settings I can find, yet when I close my laptop with it
>> plugged in and not running on battery. When I close the lid it will
>> require a password when the lid is opened. The only way I have found
>> is to disable the screen saver.
> There's a configuration for the locking of the screen in XScreensaver's
> settings; are you sure you're using xscreensaver and not
> gnome-screensaver?

I am sure that I am using XScreensaver. It was installed at the same time I 
removed gnome-screensaver while following a how to I found.

I also configured the XScreensaver per instructions from the man page.

> Also, have you checked the power management settings; you may have
> those configured to lock the screen when the lid is closed.

I have verified power management settings are as I want them (on suspend when 
not on battery power do nothing)

>> 2. I have Xfce4-session and GNOME packages (-shell, -session-fallback
>> and -session) installed; will removing them cause any serious
>> problems with the Unity desktop?
> No, you should be fine. None will interfere, either, though.
> When uninstalling you'll be presented with a list of packages that're
> to be removed, check this for ubuntu-desktop and, if it's not there,
> then the desktop will be preserved.
> -- Av

Thanks for the removal tip.



Jay Ridgley
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