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You've probably done a minimal installation of Debian, without X Window (what you call "desktop"). As the root user, type this at the shell prompt: apt-get install gnome This will install GNOME on your machine. If you prefer to install KDE instead: apt-get install kde-full Just for your information, this will add several hundreds of Mb of software ...


In ubuntu 14.04 the DBus event for screen lock unlock has changed and the new script for binding to screen lock and unlock events looks like the following dbus-monitor --session "type='signal',interface='com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6'" | \ ( while true; do read X if echo $X | grep "desktop-lock" &> /dev/null; then SCREEN_LOCKED; elif ...

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