Aug 9, 2013

Alternative To XScreenSaver in Xubuntu Linux

I've been using Bauer-Puntu Linux on my work computer for the last few weeks, and it's been working swimmingly. I've managed to get everything setup so that managing my company's Windows network is just as easy to do as it was with a Windows 7 workstation.

One of the things that's been bothering me, even though it's not really a big deal, is that when I lock my computer if I step away from my desk I have to unlock it with the ugly XScreenSaver login prompt.

It's functional, but it looks like crap. I decided to get rid of it and replace it with Gnome-Screensaver instead which uses the same login screen you see when you first boot up.

To install it just run the following from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver
To remove XScreenSaver run the following from the terminal:
sudo apt-get remove xscreensaver --purge
That's it, after that you will have a little more aesthetically pleasing lock screen in Xubuntu, or in my case Bauer-Puntu!

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