Ubuntu – How to disable the Cinnamon 2 lock screen


When my computer is locked, I am presented with the default Ubuntu lockscreen. When I enter my password and unlock it, I am presented with the Cinnamon 2 lock screen and I have to enter my password again.

How can I disable the Cinnamon 2 lock screen?

Note: I've installed Cinnamon 2 with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Best Answer

After a bit of searching in dconf-editor (inspired by the other answers and not gconf), I found the schema

org → cinnamon → desktop → lockdown

which contains a key called disable-lock-screen, set that to true (checked) to disable the Cinnamon lock screen.

dconf-editor screenshot here

Command Line

To turn lock screen off:

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen true

To turn back on:

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen false
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