Both light-locker and xscreensaver enabled after upgrade

Bug #1304128 reported by ToZ
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

What happened: Both light-locker and xscreensaver are enabled and active.

What should happen: As per the new 14.04 setup, xscreensaver should at least be disabled if not also removed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xubuntu-default-settings 14.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-23.45-generic 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-23-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Mon Apr 7 21:45:22 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-07 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20140205)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: xubuntu-default-settings
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-08 (0 days ago)

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ToZ (toz) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Pasi Lallinaho (knome) wrote :

Marking as "Won't fix", since user configuration and installed applications aren't removed when upgrading. If having both applications installed at the same time produces other bugs or regressions, please file separate bugs for those.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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A. Eibach (andi3) wrote :

No, you didn't get the point. ToZ does not want that the install procedure forces light-locker/screensaver on the users by default, thinking they could need it. There should be a way to select either of them, both of them, or none of them at all.

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R. Diez (rdiezmail-ubuntu) wrote :

I have recently upgraded 2 systems from Xubuntu 18.04 to Xubuntu 20.04. I was using XScreenSaver on both of them. The system upgrade automatically installed or enabled Light-Locker, and then I could not unlock the system anymore. The problem is described here:

I was annoyed to hit this issue 5 months after it had been described. But I then found this bug and it turns out that it is many years old.

I still do not know why there are so many screensaver packages. I was getting 2 "screensaver" icons in XFCE even after removing package 'light-locker', so I removed package 'xscreensaver' too. It turns that there still is a third package called 'xfce4-screensaver' which seems to work fine.

It is all confusing and annoying.

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Andreas (s-rnfo-2) wrote :

True. So annoying. I will go back to Ubuntu instead, have tested it, there the screensaver works without any obvious problems.

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