Since upgrading to gnome/gtk 3.6 and cinnamon 1.6.7 (was originally still on 1.6.1 iirc it had the same issue the 1.6.7 came a bit later than 3.6 iirc) the lock screen no longer works. Probably the screensaver neither, but I don't care about that just don't want anyone able to access my laptop when I leave it.
This is probably the issue: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/pull/1273
Running fairly standard ~amd64. Not sure how to debug it, nothing shows up in logs, gnome-screensaver-command -l just returns too, no errors, no lock.
I encounter the same problem. Actually, gnome-screensaver.desktop is already present in the /etc/xdg/autostart directory. I have also noticed that nemo-autostart.desktop is not launch at the session start. I think that a script fails to launch the content of /etc/xdg/autostart.
Not sure about nemo. nemo and nautilus are in competition in the autostart directory. Maybe not the same issue.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I encounter the same problem. Actually, gnome-screensaver.desktop is already
> present in the /etc/xdg/autostart directory. I have also noticed that
> nemo-autostart.desktop is not launch at the session start. I think that a
> script fails to launch the content of /etc/xdg/autostart.
gnome-screensaver is launched at session start if I replace
"AutostartCondition=GNOME3 if-session gnome-fallback"
"AutostartCondition=GNOME3 if-session cinnamon"
I suggest to create cinnamon-screensaver.desktop as a copy of gnome-screensaver.desktop including this modification to not interfere with gnome files.
same problem for me
Autostarting the gnome-screensaver does not work for me either. But I can run it manualy by calling 'gnome-screensaver &' as user after login.
I'm also seeing this issue:
austin@aw25 ~ $ gnome-screensaver-command -l
austin@aw25 ~ $
(and the screen does not lock)
gnome-extra/gnome-screensaver is 3.6.1
gnome-extra/cinnamon is 1.6.7
+*cinnamon-184.108.40.206 (01 Sep 2013)
+ 01 Sep 2013; Pacho Ramos <email@example.com> +cinnamon-220.127.116.11.ebuild,
+ +files/background.patch, +files/bluetooth_obex_transfer.patch,
+ +files/cinnamon-screensaver.desktop, +files/cinnamon2d-screensaver.desktop,
+ +files/fix-control-center-check.patch, +files/idle-dim.patch,
+ +files/keyboard_applet.patch, +files/menu_editor.patch,
+ +files/remove_GC.patch, +files/screensaver.patch, -cinnamon-1.6.7-r1.ebuild:
+ Version bump
Try with this version