[xubuntu-users] weird xscreensaver-command doings

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 00:38:07 UTC 2017


Usually my favorite screen-blanking routine is this: cancel out all 
screensavers in xscreensaver-demo, and then issue xscreensaver-command 
-lock every time I want a locked screen (have Super+L as the hotkey for 

In the past screensaver-command -lock would create a blank screen that 
would remain blank until spacebar etc. is struck and the lock dialog box 
appears.  Now, the lock dialog box is stuck in a viscous circle with 
PAM.  The lock dialog box always stays "awake" and on-screen until it 
times out.  Then PAM takes over, box appears, ad infinitum.  The screen 
never returns to a state when the screen remains black until a key is 
struck.  Having the lock dialog box and PAM chase each other is distracting.

How do I get back to a previous stage where the lock dialog box only 
appears when a key is struck?  Am I going the wrong way with my use of 

I'm running Aardvark pre-alpha.  If this is an early bug, I deserve 
running an ultra-unstable version of ubuntu.



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