Start Screen Saver does not work on LiveCD

Bug #1241437 reported by Sitsofe Wheeler on 2013-10-18
This bug affects 1 person
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casper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description of the problem:
Clicking on Start Screen Saver does not result in the screen being blanked/lock.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start the 13.10 LiveCD.
2. After unity has started click the cog at the top right and click Start Screen Saver.

Expected result:
Screen saver to start/screen to be locked/screen to be blanked.

Actual result:
Nothing happens.

How reproducible is the problem?
It is reproducible every time.

Additional information:
gnome-screensaver-command -a
correctly blanks the screen.
gnome-screensaver-command -l
does nothing.

Version information:
Ubuntu 13.10
unity-services 7.1.2+13.10.20131014.1-0ubuntu1
gnome-screensaver 3.6.1-0ubuntu6

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