I opted to install and use XFCE as my main DE instead of the default Openbox. AL-Hello installed LightDM as my login manager (willing to change to another like the blur lock the Openbox version uses if possible) but whenever I hit the lock button in whiskermenu nothing happens. It’s important that I am able to lock my screen and protect my data. How do I fix this?
Do you know what application that is suppose to be using? May not be installed even though there is a *.desktop file for it.
Unfortunately I do not. Do you know of a way to check?
I thought the default screen locker for xfce4 was xflock.
Haven’t used it in a while though.
Can you launch i3lock from a terminal? There may also be an entry for it on the whiskermenu, maybe under system. At least lock your screen until this is solved.
Packrat I was able to launch i3lock from the terminal. Is it possible to set i3lock as my “locker” in xfce?
Plenty of ways. Simplest would be to set it up with a key binding.
I was able to set up a keybinding and now have a working locker for my computer. Thank you.
As a more permanent solution I would like to use something that is or resembles lightdm so that I may theme it to match my gtk theme. I would prefer a more traditional-looking locker as opposed to i3lock.
Is this possible?
Not sure what screen lock program you’ll need - I use slock, about as simple as it gets. Hopefully another Xfce user will post something for you.
I found this screenshot of whisker menu - looks like you can configure the menu so i3lock is the lock screen application.
Can you run xflock4 from a terminal? I don’t use xfce4 much, so I don’t know if xflock4 gets installed by default.
That is hopeful.
Wonderful I will take your advice about the whisker menu.
xflock4 does not work in the terminal. Perhaps it requires an actual command in order to initiate the lock?