Light Locker problems - existing bug reports

Jimmie Houchin jlhouchin at
Mon Apr 7 22:24:26 UTC 2014

I have already submitted the report at:

but yes, this one appears to be one of the problems I described.

I don't remember seeing this as a suggestion when I was submitting the 

But this also does not address the strange artifact that Light Locker 
will suspend the computer if the screen is locked immediately upon the 
lid being closed. Very frustrating. I stops all work I have going on.

Should I submit that as a separate bug. I did describe it in the 
previous bug submission. I am new to submitting bugs to Ubuntu and am 
not sure how broad or how narrow the submission should be.

Thanks for your help and guidance.


On 04/07/2014 04:51 PM, Richard Elkins wrote:
> Jimmie,
> Please take a look at the following list and see if any of them resemble
> one of your symptoms.
> Richard
> On 04/07/2014 04:10 PM, Jimmie Houchin wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have had this frustrating problem with Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 2 and
>> updated.
>> Anytime my screen gets blanked, it is also locked.
>> Every time it is locked and is blanked, I lose the session to a blank
>> screen after login. I have found nothing that allows me to resume from
>> this condition.
>> This causes a loss of time and sometimes work. I have even uninstalled
>> and installed Crunchbang out of frustration. But I have decided I
>> would rather attempt to participate in the process and see how I can
>> help to get it fixed.
>> This occurs when the screen is blanked by any means and is also locked
>> at the same time.
>> If I lock the screen manually and the screen is not blanked. I can log
>> back in just fine.
>> If I turn off Light Locker and blank the screen. I can resume just fine.
>> If I turn off Light Locker and suspend. I can resume just fine.
>> If I manually lock the screen and close the lid on my laptop, it
>> automatically instantly suspends and I am messed up.
>> If Light Locker is off and I close the lid it does not suspend. I have
>> all of the Power settings to do nothing with the lid close.
>> If I set Light Locker - Blank screen - never, Switch off display -
>> never, Lock on suspend - Off. Then I can close the lid without
>> consequence, provide I did not lock the screen.
>> But, if I update, or something else I am not aware of, the Light
>> Locker settings will change to something I have never set it at. And
>> if I close the lid, unaware of these changes, I am messed up.
>> I do like the ability to lock the computer. I do not require Light
>> Locker to manage my display or suspend. I use the Power settings for
>> that.
>> Any help fixing this greatly appreciated.
>> Until then, Light Locker will remain turned off.
>> Hopefully this will be fixed before final.
>> Thanks.
>> Jimmie Houchin

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