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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I give up… gnome + xscreensaver

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 for a short time, but there's a problem that really gets onto my nerves. Yes, it's the screensaver. I really don't mind it running but it is just impossible to watch anything on ...
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Lock screen automatically in Cinnamon

How can I set computer to turn off my monitor and lock my screen after a minute in Cinnamon. In Unity I can just go to brightness and lock and set it but in Cinnamon I can't see that setting. If I go ...
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How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like xscreensaver to lock my session using the standard GNOME lockscreen, instead of using the horrible 1990's xscreensaver lockscreen prompt (sorry guys but it needs a facelift). I know this is ...
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Screen does not blank in Ubuntu 14.04

I cannot get the screen to blank in Ubuntu 14.04. I have set the lock screen to 1 minute. It never blanks. I have installed compiz manager and setup the unity plugin from info I read, this also does ...
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Can't lock screen through unity

I can't lock my screen through keyboard shortcut or dropdown menu. Here's the twist - I CAN lock it by running gnome-screensaver-command -l in a terminal. How do I diagnose this?
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How do I lock the desktop screen via command line on Ubuntu 14.04?

gnome-screensaver is not being used anymore in 14.04 (((( How do I lock the desktop screen via command line on Ubuntu 14.04? Please
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Lock Screen not working. 14.04

I recently upgraded to 14.04 and since then my lock screen is not working.I read online that gnome-screensaver is not supported in Trusty and it was suggested that I install xscreensaver instead. The ...
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Unlock screen in 14.04 without `gnome-screensaver-command`

I've been happily using blueproximity in 13.10, but since upgrade to 14.04 it only locks when my phone goes out of range (using gnome-screensaver-command -l), but it does not unlock with ...
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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?