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yamawho
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Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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I need to enter the password to get back to the desktop - now do I disable this ?

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In the Control Center go to the Screensaver control panel and untick 'Lock screen when screensaver is active'

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Thanks :D

In XFCE I found option this using XFCE mintconfig from the main menu

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yamawho wrote:In XFCE I found option this using XFCE mintconfig from the main menu
Oops I didn't notice this was an XFCE thread. Glad you found the control panel anyway :)

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Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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Walked away from the system for a while and it was frozen when I returned ...

Hmm maybe I should have restarted x when I made the change.

Took a few tries before I was able to boot back to the desktop.

I'll give it another go.

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Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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Have you looked at the power manager?
Make sure that it doesn't turn off the screen.
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Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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Are you referring to the Put display to sleep when inactive for: under screen saver preferences/power management - On AC power tab ? It is set for 40 mins at the moment ...

Also, when I reboot the system I find myself in XFCE since I did not enable compiz at boot however, I am missing the minimize, restore and close window buttons on the top right of any window I open. When I enable compiz they come back along with Emerald.

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Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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Looks like my system is broken ... I can't even type in the terminal :?

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merlwiz79 wrote:Have you looked at the power manager?
Make sure that it doesn't turn off the screen.
Can you provide more info on this please ?

Does this advise go for Emerald, XFCE or both ?

Is Compiz fusion more trouble than it's worth right now ?

I'm up and running on a fresh install, used Envy to install Nvidia driver and changed update for only 1 and 2 ... when I did that there were no updates. Before the change there was 51.

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Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

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Open the Screensaver settings and click Power Management button.
Change Put Display to sleep when inactive for : never.
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