I am using Debian 9, kernel 4.9.0-1 and xfce 4.12.3 and I have a problem that after I lock the screen and close the lid of my laptop and later open the lid I will be prompted with the session login (same login that prompts the first time I boot into the system) and after that with the screen locker. Is there a way to disable this session login and only have screen locker because it is tiresome to type username and password every time I close the lid.

  • In settings manager choose "Session and Startup" and on "general" tab uncheck "Display chooser on login" but it will remove screen locker functionality too. It kinda controversial - remove login protection and keep it in the same time
    – Alex
    Feb 5 '17 at 11:33
  • It is already unchecked. Feb 5 '17 at 11:54
  • Check power setting, it is in settings manager/Power Manager there should be settings in action panel for "When laptop lid closed" choose appropriate action you want
    – Alex
    Feb 5 '17 at 21:39
  • It it set to lock the screen, but the problem is that beside locking the screen I get like logout. I am prompted with username and password to enter instead of xscreensaver window where I need to enter password. After I enter username and password then xscreensaver window shows and I need to enter password once again. I want to bypass entering password two times. Feb 6 '17 at 16:34
  • Choose "suspend" instead of "lock screen" in power manager
    – Alex
    Feb 6 '17 at 20:12

In settings manager "Session and Startup" choose the "Application Autostart" tab and uncheck "Screen Locker" - keep "Screensaver" checked

Here is the screenshot. Menu > Sessions Startup > Application Autostart



Also check the Xfce Power Manager, on the Security tab, there is a dropdown for 'Automatically lock the screen ' and a checkbox for 'Lock screen when system is going for sleep' as these could also be locking your screen.

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