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My situation:

  1. Need auto login for my Wheezy.

  2. Sometimes I'm away from my PC when it rebootsso I need to lock the screen after auto login.

When I type /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l it locks fine. But adding it to startup applications somehow does not work.

Any ideas how to solve my problem?

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Create executable script and add it to startup applications instead of screensaver initialization; this should work fine:

/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver &
sleep 1
/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l

When you add gnome-screensaver-command -l to startup, it runs when screensaver isn't fully initialized. Because of that it doesn't work.

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I'm surprised this is not a built in option. Works well though. Any ideas about how insecure this might be? – pcnate Oct 22 '15 at 23:32

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