gnome-screensaver is the GNOME project's official screen blanking and locking framework. On some GNOME-based Linux distributions, it is used instead of the framework that is a part of XScreenSaver.

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How can I enable screenlock without turning off the monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04)

Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When locking the screen, my monitor/screen turns off immediately. I don't want that to happen immediately, more like after 30 minutes or so. Is that possible?
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How can I lock AND blank the screen from the keyboard in 14.04?

In older versions of Ubuntu when you pressed Ctrl+Alt+L it would lock and blank the screen (start the screensaver). In 14.04 it just locks the screen. How can I get it to lock AND blank the screen? ...
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Screen locking does not work after upgrade

I'm using Xscreensaver. I replaced gnome-screensaver with it. Made such link: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command However, hitting Ctrl+Alt+L does nothing ...
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How do I change my lock screen in Ubuntu 13.10?

Currently my lock screen is what I am assuming is the default lock screen. the command: gnome-screensaver-command -l activates this screen. I installed light-locker and want the system to use this ...
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gnome-screensaver still trying to load after installing xscreensaver?

After installing xscreensaver, as detailed here, including removing gnome-screensaver, it still appears in the logs (syslog) that something is trying to launch gnome-screensaver: ...
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Screen does not switch off when idle

I'm using 13.04.3 LTS on a desktop machine. Whenever I lock the screen, the screen goes blank for a couple of seconds, but then shows the login screen again. It never actually switches off (the ...
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Conky (or other apps) on Gnome-screensaver unlock screen

I found this awesome theme for conky to make it look like google now but it really gets in the way on my desktop. I want to put it on my unlock screen just like mint has a clock on the unlock screen. ...
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How to make a simple fast and lightweight custom screen locker?

Day to day I'm seeing many questions which say: Screensaver/lock doesn't work. Screensaver doesn't require password after waking or doesn't lock the screen. Can not exit screensaver / nothing works ...
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Lightdm active user indication removed

Just updated to 13.10 and I notice the Lightdm sign in screen on a multi-user system no longer indicates which users are already logged in. Previously active users were listed in bold text.
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screensaver script

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. I need to write a script which would automatically add some images from a FTP server, and the screensaver would run a slideshow of these. Any suggestions or help will ...
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Cannot unlock from graphical screen

I cannot unlock my Ubuntu 13.04 from the unlock screen. It immediately returns to the lock screen, even if the password is right. I need to to enter the VT and do DISPLAY=:0 gnome-screensaver-command ...
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where can I get3D screen savers for ubuntu 12.04?

I want 3D screen saver for Ubuntu 12.04. where and how can I get them?
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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How do I change back to my X-session (GUI) tty?

My screensaver unlock screen got frozen, and fishing around I found that I could use CtrlAltF2 to switch tty's and get a (text only) terminal login. The helpful pages that mentioned this, didn't ...
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cannot change Lock dialog in ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 raring and when I want to change the lock dialog I was unable to find /usr/shared/gnome-screensaver nor any other files mentioned on the Internet That includes : ...
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Is there some plugin for gnome-screensaver to control Banshee or another media player from the lock screen?

Is there some way to control a media player and the system volume from the lock screen (e.g. after waking from sleep)?
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My screen turns off when I watch movies on YouTube [duplicate]

When I use VLC or other media player, I can watch the movie until the end without touching the PC. If I watch a movie on YouTube using Chromium or Firefox my screen will turn off as is set in System ...
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Prevent Ubuntu 10.04 from locking display after few minutes of inactivity

My system is Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I looked under System/Preferences/Power Management and everything is set to Never. How do I change settings so I can let the screen stay on at least for 30 ...
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How do I play mame games on 12.10 without being interrupted by the screensaver?

"gnome-screensaver-command -p" is gone in 12.10 so mame can't poke to keep the screen alive. Is there a command I can add before "mame" to deactivate the screensaver and one to reactivate it after I ...
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Replacing xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver, problems(Xubuntu)

I found this helpful question Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu) but the executable gnome-screensaver-preferences can't be found. So I'm not sure what to do, to get ...
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Making gnome-screensaver auto-lock in XFCE

gnome-screensaver has been vastly simplified for major version 3 and no longer supplies the preferences dialog. It is now only useful for locking the screen and providing an unlock dialog. I use ...
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Not Locking Screen after X minutes

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (and also 12.10 problem still occurs), my notebook does not lock the screen automatically. I wen into "Brightness and Lock" settings, Set "Turn Screen of ...
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Difference between gnome-screensaver-command -a and gnome-screensaver-command -l

I was trying to figure out difference between gnome-screensaver-command -a and gnome-screensaver-command -l According to the gnome-screensaver-command man page... -l, --lock ...
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How do I stop sound from muting when the screen is locked?

How to change the settings to the screen locker not to mute the sound while the screen is locked?