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Linux Mint screen lock does not work


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#1 auto1571

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:49 PM

Hi, after locking the screen while my desktop is on I can go straight back onto my computer without having to enter my password. How is possible and how do I resolve this? Thanks.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

You can do this from system settings, under screensaver.

The lock screen password is the same as your log in password, and it is case sensitive so make sure you type in the password accurately


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

Well it turns out that everything was fine after I restarted the PC.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

Thats cool, might have been a glitch of some type.

The cinnamon desktop does have its issues


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:37 AM

Thats cool, might have been a glitch of some type.

The cinnamon desktop does have its issues

 

Yes indeed, and why I prefer MATE instead. :)

 

Many of the folks I've initially installed Mint Cinnamon on their computers, especially early model Windows 7/late Vista models, found MATE to be more suitable. Those with newer computers (post SP1 models) has had the best success with Cinnamon, or those that installed a more powerful GPU in desktops. While Cinnamon is indeed a nice looking desktop, does require more resources than MATE, especially on the graphics side. 

 

Maybe it's just me, have tried Cinnamon several times since release on a separate computer & have always had issues with the DE. MATE, like Xfce, is a breeze to run & upkeep, used by newbies & seasoned pros alike. :)

 

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:12 AM

Well the good news is that cinnamon is getting better with each release, lots of bugfixes and stability patches.

I am using 3.6.2 on manjaro linux and it works wonders :D


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:38 AM

I'm going to try Linux Mint 17.3 on another notebook (AMD powered so no discrete with 18.2) & check it out once more. :)

 

Yes, Linux Mint Cinnamon has came a long way since first introduced in 2012 & continues to with every release, probably why it's now considered the 'drop in' replacement for Windows 7 & newer. While Cinnamon is now available as an add-on to many Linux distros, it was a Mint original in-house distro & will be their featured one for many years to come. 

 

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