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Screen lock stopped working recently peppermint 8
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:30:07 pm »
I noticed over the last few days that my screen isn't locking as it should.  I run Xscreensaver in Peppermint 8 and haven't messed with it in a long time.  The screensaver does run as is should, it just doesn't lock the screen anymore.  I can manually lock the screen and unlock with no problem but would prefer it to lock automatically when I am away.  The box is still checked for the screen to lock at 60 minutes.

The only change I have made to the system lately is installing the Pcloud desktop application and have it set to auto start at boot.  I thought there might be some process running in the background that keeps the thing from locking but see nothing there and as I said before, the screensaver does run and behave as usual.

What I do know is that there have been several minor updates which I have allowed.  I can't say if any of those are the culprit or not.

Any idea what might be preventing it from locking?  I've been searching the forums but not finding anything that seems to pertain to my situation.
Whenever mom would call about computer problems I would find a hammer laying beside the CPU.  She insisted it was for putting jigsaw puzzle pieces together when they didn't seem to fit right.  I think dad buried the computer in the back yard.

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Re: Screen lock stopped working recently peppermint 8
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 03:18:19 pm »
What normally locks the screen ? .. xscreensavers or the xfce4-power-manager ?

And which lockscreen ? .. the default i3lock or xscreensavers ?
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Re: Screen lock stopped working recently peppermint 8
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 08:02:51 pm »
What normally locks the screen ? .. xscreensavers or the xfce4-power-manager ?

And which lockscreen ? .. the default i3lock or xscreensavers ?

Xscreensaver usually locks the screen using the Xscreensaver lock.
Whenever mom would call about computer problems I would find a hammer laying beside the CPU.  She insisted it was for putting jigsaw puzzle pieces together when they didn't seem to fit right.  I think dad buried the computer in the back yard.

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Re: Screen lock stopped working recently peppermint 8
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 08:13:06 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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ps aux | grep [x]screensaver
and the contents of
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xed ~/.xscreensaver
and when you say you can start the screenlock manually .. how ? .. and which screenlock starts ?
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Re: Screen lock stopped working recently peppermint 8
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 08:39:51 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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ps aux | grep [x]screensaver
and the contents of
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xed ~/.xscreensaver
and when you say you can start the screenlock manually .. how ? .. and which screenlock starts ?

Locking manually is Ctrl+alt+Del and clicking on "Lockscreen" which is lxlock.  I placed a shortcut on the desktop temporarily until Xscreensaver is working again.

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matthew@matthew-Peppermint-8-Desktop-NY550AA-ABA-p6240f ~ $ ps aux | grep [x]screensaver
matthew   1360  0.0  0.0  66708  5464 ?        S    13:36   0:02 xscreensaver
matthew   1375  0.0  0.0  66552  5532 ?        S    13:36   0:02 xscreensaver -no-splash
matthew@matthew-Peppermint-8-Desktop-NY550AA-ABA-p6240f ~ $

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# XScreenSaver Preferences File
# Written by xscreensaver-demo 5.34 for matthew on Sat Mar 31 14:00:17 2018.
# http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/

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demoCommand:   xscreensaver-demo
prefsCommand:   xscreensaver-demo -prefs
nice:      10
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unfade:      False
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fadeTicks:   20
captureStderr:   True
ignoreUninstalledPrograms:False
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dpmsQuickOff:   False
dpmsStandby:   2:00:00
dpmsSuspend:   2:00:00
dpmsOff:   4:00:00
grabDesktopImages:  False
grabVideoFrames:    False
chooseRandomImages: True
imageDirectory:   /media/matthew/Fedora-home/matthew/Screen Saver

mode:      one
selected:   143

textMode:   url
textLiteral:   XScreenSaver
textFile:   
textProgram:   fortune
textURL:   http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/feed

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            greynetic -root                \n\
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-            kaleidescope -root             \n\
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  GL:             bubble3d -root                \n\
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-            crystal -root                \n\
            cynosure -root                \n\
            discrete -root                \n\
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            epicycle -root                \n\
            flow -root                \n\
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            interference -root             \n\
            kumppa -root                \n\
  GL:             lament -root                \n\
            moire2 -root                \n\
  GL:             sonar -root                \n\
  GL:             stairs -root                \n\
            truchet -root                \n\
-            vidwhacker -root             \n\
            blaster -root                \n\
            bumps -root                \n\
            ccurve -root                \n\
            compass -root                \n\
            deluxe -root                \n\
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            petri -root                \n\
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  GL:             pulsar -root                \n\
            ripples -root                \n\
            shadebobs -root                \n\
  GL:             sierpinski3d -root             \n\
            spotlight -root                \n\
            squiral -root                \n\
            wander -root                \n\
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            xmatrix -root                \n\
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-            nerverot -root                \n\
            xrayswarm -root                \n\
            xspirograph -root             \n\
  GL:             circuit -root                \n\
  GL:             dangerball -root             \n\
  GL:             engine -root                \n\
  GL:             flipscreen3d -root             \n\
  GL:             gltext -root                \n\
  GL:             menger -root                \n\
  GL:             molecule -root                \n\
            rotzoomer -root                \n\
            speedmine -root                \n\
  GL:             starwars -root                \n\
  GL:             stonerview -root             \n\
            vermiculate -root             \n\
            whirlwindwarp -root             \n\
            zoom -root                \n\
            anemone -root                \n\
            apollonian -root             \n\
  GL:             boxed -root                \n\
  GL:             cubenetic -root                \n\
  GL:             endgame -root                \n\
            euler2d -root                \n\
            fluidballs -root             \n\
  GL:             flurry -root                \n\
- GL:             glblur -root                \n\
  GL:             glsnake -root                \n\
            halftone -root                \n\
  GL:             juggler3d -root                \n\
  GL:             lavalite -root                \n\
-            polyominoes -root             \n\
  GL:             queens -root                \n\
- GL:             sballs -root                \n\
  GL:             spheremonics -root             \n\
-            thornbird -root                \n\
            twang -root                \n\
- GL:             antspotlight -root             \n\
            apple2 -root                \n\
  GL:             atunnel -root                \n\
            barcode -root                \n\
  GL:             blinkbox -root                \n\
  GL:             blocktube -root                \n\
  GL:             bouncingcow -root             \n\
            cloudlife -root                \n\
  GL:             cubestorm -root                \n\
            eruption -root                \n\
  GL:             flipflop -root                \n\
  GL:             flyingtoasters -root             \n\
            fontglide -root                \n\
  GL:             gleidescope -root             \n\
  GL:             glknots -root                \n\
  GL:             glmatrix -root                \n\
- GL:             glslideshow -root -zoom 100 -pan 1       \n\
  GL:             hypertorus -root             \n\
- GL:             jigglypuff -root             \n\
            metaballs -root                \n\
  GL:             mirrorblob -root             \n\
            piecewise -root                \n\
  GL:             polytopes -root                \n\
            pong -root                \n\
            popsquares -root             \n\
  GL:             surfaces -root                \n\
            xanalogtv -root                \n\
            abstractile -root             \n\
            anemotaxis -root             \n\
- GL:             antinspect -root             \n\
            fireworkx -root                \n\
            fuzzyflakes -root             \n\
            interaggregate -root             \n\
            intermomentary -root             \n\
            memscroller -root             \n\
  GL:             noof -root                \n\
            pacman -root                \n\
  GL:             pinion -root                \n\
  GL:             polyhedra -root                \n\
- GL:             providence -root             \n\
            substrate -root                \n\
            wormhole -root                \n\
- GL:             antmaze -root                \n\
  GL:             boing -root                \n\
            boxfit -root                \n\
  GL:             carousel -root                \n\
            celtic -root                \n\
  GL:             crackberg -root                \n\
  GL:             cube21 -root                \n\
            fiberlamp -root                \n\
  GL:             fliptext -root                \n\
  GL:             glhanoi -root                \n\
  GL:             tangram -root                \n\
  GL:             timetunnel -root             \n\
  GL:             glschool -root                \n\
  GL:             topblock -root                \n\
  GL:             cubicgrid -root                \n\
            cwaves -root                \n\
  GL:             gears -root                \n\
  GL:             glcells -root                \n\
  GL:             lockward -root                \n\
            m6502 -root                \n\
  GL:             moebiusgears -root             \n\
  GL:             voronoi -root                \n\
  GL:             hypnowheel -root             \n\
  GL:             klein -root                \n\
-            lcdscrub -root                \n\
  GL:             photopile -root                \n\
  GL:             skytentacles -root             \n\
  GL:             rubikblocks -root             \n\
  GL:             companioncube -root             \n\
  GL:             hilbert -root                \n\
  GL:             tronbit -root                \n\
  GL:             geodesic -root                \n\
            hexadrop -root                \n\
  GL:             kaleidocycle -root             \n\
  GL:             quasicrystal -root             \n\
  GL:             unknownpleasures -root             \n\
            binaryring -root             \n\
  GL:             cityflow -root                \n\
  GL:             geodesicgears -root             \n\
  GL:             projectiveplane -root             \n\
  GL:             romanboy -root                \n\
            tessellimage -root             \n\
  GL:             winduprobot -root             \n\
  GL:             splitflap -root                \n\
            testx11 -root                \n\


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pointerHysteresis:  10
windowCreationTimeout:0:00:30
initialDelay:   0:00:00
GetViewPortIsFullOfLies:False
procInterrupts:   True
xinputExtensionDev: False
overlayStderr:   True
authWarningSlack:   20
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« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 02:24:38 am by AndyInMokum, Reason: Spoiler »
Whenever mom would call about computer problems I would find a hammer laying beside the CPU.  She insisted it was for putting jigsaw puzzle pieces together when they didn't seem to fit right.  I think dad buried the computer in the back yard.