Screen lock broken


My system seems to be unable to recover from ‘lock screen’, eg:

  • I click ‘lock screen’ (or let the power/screen saver do it)
  • Screen goes black as expected.
  • I click mouse and the screen wakes up and presents me with login dialog.
  • I enter my password and hit return.
  • The screen goes black and that’s it. There’s a draggable cursor so not everythings dead I guess, but I never get back to the desktop.

Here’s the output of inxi -SCG

  Host: mark-g1sniperb7 Kernel: 6.6.6-2-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i5-6500 bits: 64 type: MCP cache:
    L2: 1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/3600 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.

I tried changing from light-locker to xfce4-screensaver as suggested by some posts I found from 2020 but have only managed to break the screen lock altogther so far!

Edit: OK, seems this issue has been encountered by another user…which I’d link to but I can’t include links in posts?!?

However, the topic has been locked with the proposed solution ‘reinstall manjaro’ - is this really the only fix for this?

[edit] I did try to affix more comprehensive inxi output, but it got flagged for containing links! Which I doesn’t AFAICT…



Simply uninstalling light-locker and then reinstalling it appears to have fixed the ‘Lock Screen’ problem above!


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