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Thread: Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

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    Question Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

    Last week my screen locked as I had it set, after 3 minutes of inactivity. Now the screen goes black but the requirement to enter a password doesn't happen. Moving the mouse or keyboard the screen comes back.

    This started after a round of updates I installed late last week.

    Anyone know where I could even start to look? My settings to lock the screen are ON.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

    So apparently it's related to xscreensaver... which I believe I saw updates for KDE come through last week.

    [SOLVED] gnome-screensaver won't work

    I haven't tried what the poster suggested yet.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by troykent View Post
    So apparently it's related to xscreensaver... which I believe I saw updates for KDE come through last week.

    [SOLVED] gnome-screensaver won't work

    I haven't tried what the poster suggested yet.
    No, gnome-screensaver doesn't need xscreenssaver to be installed . I am using a pure "GNOME" system.
    As suggested in the link you can try re-installing gnome-screensaver using YaST.
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    Default Re: Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by troykent View Post
    So apparently it's related to xscreensaver... which I believe I saw updates for KDE come through last week. [SOLVED] gnome-screensaver won't work I haven't tried what the poster suggested yet.
    I realize xscreensaver isn't required, but apparently there is a conflict of some sort somewhere for that solution to work for the poster in that link. Which is why i'm suspicious of the KDE updates last week. I uninstalled both and only reinstalled gnome-screensaver, still have the same issue. The screen doesn't lock on the timeout. Not much info anywhere. I can use gnome-screensaver commands but gnome-screensaver-command -l or -a don't work.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3/Cinnamon doens't lock screen after timeout?

    to bump this...

    and say..

    i can open terminal and run gnome-screensaver... then the screen locks as long as i don't close the terminal window. I checked the Gnome Editor and it is listed to run on start-up but isn't.

    Is there another way i can set to this to start? Would really like to have the ability to lock my screen again.

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