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I got it working by using physlock instead of vlock with the /etc/systemd/system/screenlock.service file like this: [Unit] Description=Lock X session using slock Before=sleep.target [Service] User=<username> ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/physlock -d [Install] WantedBy=sleep.target


How to enable screen locking in Gnome Shell (3.14) using xscreensaver (on Debian): (Note: Although the gnome-screensaver package currently exists on Debian sid, it does not seem to be usable) Install the xscreensaver package (and optionally xscreensaver-data and xscreensaver-data-extra) Run xscreensaver to configure the screensaver how you want it. Be ...


At System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Screen Locker you can choose when to lock and when to lock with password. Also, there you can set a screensaver, so it can be as a warning that your session will soon be locked with password. If this is not enough, you always can install gnome-screensaver, but it may install some gtk-gnome dependencies, so be ...


Install Cmatrix to keep the screen busy without using a lot of ram: # apt-get install cmatrix Usage: $ cmatrix


this is extracted from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2005/08/10/how-can-i-tell-if-the-screen-saver-is-active.aspx "When the screen saver runs, it typically runs a file with a .scr file extension. If we want to know whether or not the screen saver is running all we have to do is check and see if there are any processes running that have ...

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