I have a computer dedicated to media playback which I just updated to version 12.04.
Since the upgrade, I just can't seem to get the screen saver to stop coming on while watching just about any kind of video.
I have of course opened System Settings -> Screensaver to try and turn it off. Whenever I do, I get this error message:
It doesn't seem to matter if I press "Cancel" or "OK". Either way, I get to the Screensaver interface settings where I put "Mode:" into "Disable Screen Saver". And yet, the screen turns black about 15 to 20 minutes into any video.
I looked for solutions on the web. I've tried this at the command line:
xset -dpms && xset s noblank && xset s off
Lastly, I found some suggestions for editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. However, mine is completely blank, and it seems that if I put anything at all in there, it causes the X server to fail completely on boot.
How do I get my screensaver to be off and to stay off?