Lock screen on boot (xfce desktop)

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Lock screen on boot (xfce desktop)

Postby wyrmwood » April 6th, 2012, 2:17 am

I have my headless home server to boot without having to enter a password. But to increase security, I have set it up to lock the screen on boot.

I'm running a Ubuntu 11.1 with xfce desktop

* navigate to Applications->Settings->Settings Manager then click on Screensaver.
* set up your preferred screensaver, and tick the setting to lock the screen after 0 minutes after the screensaver activates. Then exit the window.
* Navigate to Session & Startup. Add to Application autostart. Type what you want for description, and add the command
xscreensaver -nosplash (this will start the screensaver program xscreensaver)
and another application autostart command
xscreensaver-command -lock
This will lock the screensaver on boot. Just type in your password to unlock.
Hardware: HP ProLiant N36L MicroServer AMD 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, with 2x low power Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB HD in RAID 1 (software raid)

Software: (Australian) PC User UserOS Homeserver 12.03 (Ubuntu Linux 11.10)

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