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Since making a clean, fresh install of UbuntuStudio 20.04.1 (with XFCE), the screensaver didn't cut in when the desktop was inactive. There was (and still is) an entry visible in the Settings Manager GUI under the autostart section "Screensaver (launch screensaver and locker program)" which I cannot edit or delete so I imagine it has been installed by the system.

When I hover the mouse over it, I see the command is "usr/share/xscreensaver/ -nosplash" but this doesn't work. More exactly, it starts an xscreensaver process but the screensaver itself never kicks in no matter the period of inactivity.

I got around the problem by deselecting this entry and making another entry myself with the simple command "xscreensaver --nosplash" and this starts up an xscreensaver process which works correctly whenever the pc is inactive for a set period.

I would like to clean up and remove the entry which does not work. I know that whatever entries I add are files contained within .config/autostart but where are the autostart files that are created by the system? I cannot eliminate the non-working file by using the GUI so I am hoping someone can tell me where I can find the unwanted entry.
09-05-2020, 12:50 PM
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