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run scripts after unlocking mint screensaver

How can I run scripts after each screen unlocking on mint (cinnamon-screensaver)? I want to run on wake up after hibernating or sleeping or even after unlocking the screen.
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How to change virtual keyboad at KDE login/locking screen?

It's openSUSE 15.2 with default KDE, how to change virtual keyboard at login/locking screen (to Forence)?
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How secure is it to suspend Linux (Fedora) while using whole disk encryption?

I have a full disk encryption on my Fedora 33 workstation. The purpose of encryption was protection from stealing the laptop physically. But how much more unsafe to just suspend the OS, not fully ...
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How to completely disable black screen and clock-page on CentOS 8 console (before login)?

I want my screen to stay EXACTLY the same after it's finished booting, forever, which means I NEVER want it to go black, and I NEVER want to see that clock overlay appearing over the top of my ...
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Unlock i3lock on i3wm using finger print sensor (fprint)

I am trying to set up my i3lock that I would be able to unlock it using finger print sensor on my thinkpad x390 yoga. I have set up my i3lock in .config/i3/config: exec --no-startup-id xss-lock --...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 mate DE screen lock timeout

I use ubuntu server 16.04 with xRDP + mate DE, but i have a problem, screen locking after ±30 mins timeout. I'm installed mate core version, in settings not have screen lock menu. Please, tell me, how ...
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Locking the screen freezes my laptop, how to debug?

Whenever I lock the screen on my laptop it freezes after about 2 to 20 seconds. After this I cannot switch to another TTY and existing ssh connections freeze. Only a hard reboot helps. Unfortunately ...
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Touch-friendly lock screen for Gnome

I installed Fedora Linux with Gnome as a desktop environment on my Microsoft Surface Go. I want a lock-screen to be touch friendly -- something like a pattern lock, or a pin lock (with a keyboard ...
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Xubuntu: Cannot unlock/wakeup when lid is closed

My laptop is docked with the lid closed. If I lock the session, it is impossible to wake up the system with mouse or keyboard. I must open the lid to wake it up. How to unlock without opening the lid ?...
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Why is the gnome keyring not locked when the screen is locked?

I wanted to know whether the gnome keyring gets locked automatically when the screen gets locked, so I checked it with this command: dbus-monitor --session "type='signal',interface='org.gnome....
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Microphone of Dell Pro Stereo AE515M soundbar stops working after locking/unlocking session

I am running KDE Neon with a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS base. The microphone of my soundbar usually stops working after I lock and unlock my laptop or when I wake up my laptop after it has gone to sleep. Diving ...
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Can't login after chown command [duplicate]

I just installed elementary OS dual booted with windows 10. After the installation. I saw that the / root directory has every file and folder locked. I can't rename, delete or create anything there. ...
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How to change the keyboard input method on a locked screen in Cinnamon Desktop?

I'm running Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu Studio 20.04. I noticed (the hard way) that the lock screen doesn't let you change your keyboard input method, meaning that if you leave your computer unattended ...
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Xfce - Lock the screen on suspend but not on hibernate

I am trying to get xfce to lock my screen on suspend, but not on hibernate. As I am using full disk encryption, I need to enter a password after hibernation to unlock my SSD (and I don't want to enter ...
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After locking, screen won't turn back on with keyboard or mouse under Debian Buster

I was on Jessie, did an upgrade to Stretch and then immediately to Buster. I believe I have the default gnome 3 desktop manager. If I lock the screen with super-l then I cannot wake the screen up ...
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Why does Linux Mint MATE use a different login screen after a cold boot vs when locked? Does it have to?

Just what the title says. This is on the latest Linux Mint 19.3 MATE x64 as of a couple weeks ago. I noticed they're different because the initial login screen uses the system keyboard layout (which ...
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Why does GDM lock screen allows entering partially correct password to login?

I am using GNOME 3.34.2 on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed(20191221) with GDM. I locked my screen and was able to get back in just by entering the portion of correct password greater than a certain threshold ...
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dconf editor value is different from gsettings get value

I did as follows: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 300 $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 80 $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 ...
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GNOME lock screen - programatically remove screen dimming

I am Using Ubuntu 18.04 and Higher Versions. The gnome-lock screen/ gnome-screensaver what ever it is called, There are two possibilities of locking the screen in my use case: Lock the screen with ...
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void linux and locking screen on suspend

I have some troubles with using slock with void linux. I tried adding slock as a script to zzz: /etc/zzz.d/suspend/slock #!/bin/sh slock which works in a strange way: if I call zzz, it brings up ...
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How can I disable F1 key in linux console (i.e. to prevent tty switching)?

pressing CTRL-ALT-F1 allows to switch to tty1. Being on another tty. I can change the keymap using loadkeys FILE. What would be a way to disable F1 key? Would that allow to prevent switching to the ...
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Screen Lock Checks password file but not Active Directory

We have a Linux system running Centos 7 and have an issue with the screen lock. We have a multi-user environment where each user has their own account. The authentication is using our university ...
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Sleep monitor without requiring password on KDE?

I’ve got a Debian Stretch/KDE machine set up to run a CNC router. I'd like to set things up so that the display goes to sleep if the machine is left alone for a bit, but without requiring a password ...
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How to login to KDE Plasma without pressing enter?

At my lock screen in Plasma, I can start typing my password directly. What I want to do is that as soon as the password is correct, it should unlock. Say my password is "1234", on my lock screen, by ...
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The screens remain off after locking them in Debian

I have Debian SO as root and I have installed the XFCE desktop distribution. After this, it seems that I have lost the keyboard shortcuts and when I lock the screens I do not get the traditional lock ...
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What is the best way to handle screenlock and screensaver in Arch/i3?

I recently switched to Manjaro/i3, and I was trying to make i3lock into my screenlock/screensaver, so have it lock the screen after x mn of inactivity, as well as locking the screen upon going to ...
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How do I get Oracle Solaris 11.3 to lock the screen automatically

Anybody know how I can get Oracle Solaris 11.3 to lock the screen instead of automatically logging out after a default period of time? The time frame does not matter; it's the fact that I get logged ...
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Is it possible to keep some program running outside screen locking?

Is it possible to keep some program running outside screen locking? For example, some keys on my keyboard are not good to use, making it difficult to type password to unlock screen. so I want to keep ...
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How can I lock the screen of a remote machine?

From https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/505644/674 When you're using SSH, you can access the screen you're connected from by using ssh -X or ssh -Y . Programs can perfectly run on a machine and ...
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Can I lock the screen of a remote computer and still keep it visible to the others on its side, but keep it unlocked to me on my side?

I would like to accessing a remote computer via xpra or vnc or some other desktop sharing way, and on the site of the remote machine , I would like to lock the screen (and optionally make it ...
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Multiple user authentications for same account/environment

A computer is being used for shift work currently with a shared account with autologin at boot. Certain UI applications start up at autologin and its important that they run continuously. How can we ...
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Lock Virtual Terminals when resuming

Many screen lockers (mine is i3lock) do not block access to other Virtual Terminals. This means that, if I leave a session opened in some VT, then even when the desktop is locked (for example when ...
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gdm3: Failed to parse options: Unknown option -reset (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm having the same issue as described here: my computer won't wake up after I lock the screen or put it to sleep. One of the answers suggests running sudo gdm3 -reset, which I tried. But just as some ...
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kscreenlocker_greet: Disable VLC controls

When locking my screen I get the VLC controls for the actively playing video on the lock screen. How can I disable these controls?
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GNOME: Different PAM configurations for lockscreen vs login

I recently purchased a U2F security key, and I have successfully configured my Ubuntu 18.04 machine to require authentication via the key as well as my usual password to log in. I am hoping to change ...
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How to remove linux mint useless login screen? [duplicate]

I've managed to remove password on login but can't remove this useless screen, so every time I boot up I have to press the "Log in" button to bypass it: Following on from a comment suggestion I've ...
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i3lock wallpaper when closing lid

I'm new to Arch Linux, and I would like to have i3lock with a background of my choice welcoming me after I close the lid of my laptop. However, though I was able to achieve the nice background for ...
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LXQt - stop screen-locking upon waking from suspend/sleep

Posted in order to provide the answer. I have a good experience with LXQt desktop environment installed on top of Kubuntu 18.04, but it still has some odd features - about which it is not that easy ...
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Allow DPMS to turn off screen with force when the screen is locked?

I discover that command xset dpms 300 which turn off the screen for example after 5 minutes (300s), and it wonderfully doesn't turn off the screen if a youtube video is actually playing even in a ...
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Cinnamon moves all windows to primary monitor when unlocking screen

I run Cinnamon with two 4K monitors. Every time I unlock my screen, all open windows move back the primary monitor. How can I make these existing windows remember their position? This is a desktop ...
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lightdm and xfce - password prompt invisible after locking

just updated from LinuxMint 18.3 to 19.0, found a weird problem in locking and unlocking screen. Closing the laptop lid puts the computer to suspend, but when opening it, the password prompt for ...
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CentOS 7 GNOME lock screen although all settings say otherwise

My CentOS 7.5 VM pops up a blank screen after that is left unused for some time (~15 minutes). When the mouse is moved, it shows a clock in the middle of the screen and requests a password to unlock. ...
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What happens when I forget to logout in TTY?

This is something I have asking myself for some time. Imagine the following: I press CTRL+ALT+F1 to switch to TTY1 I login there and execute a command I switch back to xorg with CTRL+ALT+F7 I forget ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't wake after screen lock and blank / suspend / sleep

I am trying to run Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop with an AMD A12 processor and Radeon R7 graphics. I am having nothing but problems and am very discouraged with Ubuntu though I used 12.04 for years without ...
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Suspend linux from KDE Plasma 5 lockscreen

TLDR: How to suspend from KDE LockScreen? I'm using KDE's default lockscreen which you can somewhat configure But I haven't found a way to suspend my PC from the lockscreen, so I had to enter my ...
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Can I invoke a GNOME screen-lock from the terminal? [duplicate]

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop environment, with GDM, on a Debian-based distro. I normally lock the screen with Super + L . Is there a command to invoke the screen-lock from the terminal?
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how to determine the source application of xorg activity?

My screen was not auto locking after 10mins as i configured it. Using xssstate -i, and w/o touching the mouse or the keyboard, i saw that every 30s the iddle timer got reset to 0. I need to know ...
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How can I wait until xscreensaver is unlocked?

How can I wait until xscreensaver is unlocked? xscreensaver-command -lock locks the screen, but it returns before the screen is unlocked again. xscreensaver provides an xscreensaver-command -watch ...
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Check if user is idle/locked out

I am working on a little script that logs what the user is actively working on (on the desktop), and thus needs to know if the user is active or idle. The script is run as root via crontab every 1 ...
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Make keyboard shortcut work with locked screen

I currently use slock to lock the screen. It intercepts all keystrokes, preventing them from reaching the window manager (in my case Fluxbox). This is a good thing. However, I want to be able to use ...