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How to get suspend when idle if no user logged in (lightdm) [closed]

I can't figure out how to get Ubuntu 11.10 to suspend when idle from a lightdm login screen. I've found methods to do this from gdm, but even those reference configuration files that aren't present in ...
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How do you limit root partition disk access to allow drive to go into standby mode?

When there are no users on my system, I would like the hard disk to spindown to low-power state. I realize that this might not be 100% achievable for a straight 24 hours, but it seems reasonable that ...
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Printer State: Idle - /usr/lib/cups/backend/dnssd failed

A printer was installed and worked but does not now. A job is successfully submitted, but keeps waiting there for printing (as seen from lpq command). Ping to printer works fine. (The printer is on ...
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Screensaver suppression on video playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? I migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to Xubuntu 11.10 (clean install). Previously when I played ...
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Learning how to use Python in Ubuntu? [closed]

I've recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my oldie ThinkPad, along with Python-interpreter idle and obviously Python. I'm looking to learn the basics of this programming language, but I've had no luck ...
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Why does 'top' say my machine is only 50% idle?

What's going on here? I'm running nothing on the system, iotop and iftop show the network and hard drive are both idle, and top (sorted by %CPU) shows nothing running. So why is the system only 50% ...
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how would I run a script or application when idle?

I would like to run various cryptocurrency generators, "miners" as they are known as, whenever my main pc is idle more then 30 minutes (no mouse or keyboard activity, etc.). How would I set this up? ...
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Alternative screen lock out to Xscreensaver?

In most operating systems like Windows this was a nice feature, that when I walked away from the computer for the set amount of time - lets say 15 minutes - it would go into suspend. When I would ...
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How to create a timed shutdown, based on idle state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I shutdown my PC when the system is idle? In Ubuntu 11.10, when I go to System Settings > Power, I get the option to suspend my machine after it's been idle for ...
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Wrong package for Idle-python2.7?

I'm running python 2.7 in Ubuntu 13.10, and idle (idle-python2.7) has stopped working. Whenever I try to open a file in a editor window, it is blank, though the file does exist and is not empty/blank. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Gateway NV57H44u turns monitor idle even when told not to

The screen is shutting off when power settings are NOT set to make it turn off. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on an Gateway NV57H44u. For some reason my screen keeps going to sleep (going blank) after 10 ...
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GPU under constant 25-30% load

Currently on a fresh install of 12.10 with Unity and the newest AMD 13.3 beta 3 catalyst driver. But even when on the desktop with no programs open it seems to be idling at 25-30% GPU usage and ...
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Execute shell script or command on idle time

I'm searching for an possibility to execute a shell script or command on a idle time in the bash shell. As an example, if I'm in a SSH session to a server of mine and after X minutes of inactivity in ...
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Is watching a video on HDD using VLC, or a youtube video in a browser considered as 'computer idle'?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (natty). I have read 'Screen goes blank when VLC is playing video'. My question is similar, but also I have this problem when viewing a video on youtube. I am not quite clear ...
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How can I know when my screen was locked last time?

Exist a log where I can look for that information? I want to know last days when my PC automatically locked the screen because was idle.
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IDLE 2.7.5+ doesn't work in Ubuntu 13.10

Recently, after upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 I can open .py files in IDLE 2.7. When I doing click in "File - Rencet Files - file.py" I get a empty windows. In this windows the code is absent and ...
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Wi-fi with ath5k - bad connections after idle

I used some older Ubuntu (so I guess it used madwifi), now I installed new Ubuntu 11.10, but I got problem with wifi, it uses ath5k - everything works, downloading etc, but if I stay to read some page ...
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What is the difference between idle3 and idle-python3.2

I installed them both via apt-get install and they seem to be the same. If I start them they both open up a python shell
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System always halt

Good day, Thanks Bruno for the prompt response. First sorry for my bad writing. I'll try to clarify my problem. Now my system already update to version 13.10. The problem is my system always put on ...
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How to make Ubuntu 13.04 open .py with IDLE for Python 2.7 automatically?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and python 2.7. When I click a .py file, it opens it in gedit. I want it to open in IDLE. When I right-click and choose "open with", IDLE is not in the list. I have tried ...
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Apps icons unlock from launcher after restart

I have downloaded IDLE python ide from software center and locked it to launcher. but the icon is just a question mark in a grey square and whenever I lock it to launcher after restarting the machine ...
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Is it possible to set up IDLE with 2.7 and 3.2?

Is it possible to set up IDLE separately for 2.7 and 3.2 so either version can be used through it ?
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Ubuntu 12.04 stopped to lock screen after X minutes

My Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly stopped to auto-lock after X minutes. It doesn't matter how long I leave the computer idle, it NEVER turns the screen off and never locks the screen either. I am using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing when idle for a while [closed]

After I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04, the OS freezing when idle for a while. Someone had this problem?
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Installing python with IDLE

I used the synaptic package manager to download the following: python(was already installed), libpython3.2, python3.2-dbg, idle-python3.2, ' python3.2- minimal(was already installed) When I run ...
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Issues with IDLE [closed]

I can't run programs with IDLE or any files saved with IDLE. I get a syntax error. I was just testing it out with print "Hello World". This is the message I am receiving File "p.py", line 1 ...
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Unable to start sublime text

I had been using Sublime Text 2 with no issues. I installed IDLE and now I'm unable to start Sublime Text. I tried uninstalling IDLE, but Sublime Text is still not starting. Here's the error: ...
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Time to dim the screen in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok so it seems that the key in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time is gone in the new Ubuntu version. Since the old method Increase screen idle dim timeout doesn't work anymore are ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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xprintidle doesn't work in cronjob. Why?

I have lxle (Lubuntu) 12.04 installed and I spent lots of time looking for working solution to make PC shutdown after some period of idle state. After checking many programs which haven't worked I ...
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Not all hard drives going into spindown

I have 7 datadrives - 6 4TB ones, and 1 2TB. They all have the same setting: APM 127, spindown 10 minutes. Only the 2TB one actually spins down at the 10 minutes mark. if I do sudo hdparm -y ...
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High(er) idle cpu temps compared to Windows

My CPU seems to be getting a lot hotter under Ubuntu compared to Windows. I am not basing this on actual temperature readings, but simply on the fan that's kicking in, which it doesn't do under ...
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IDLE won't open .py files when I use ctrl+O

I've already tried to get .py files to open with IDLE by default, but no luck. I've used every trick you may want to suggest. I really just want to open up IDLE and from there open a .py file from a ...
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CPU *forced* to be almost 100% idle?

Yesterday the load on my Ubuntu Server (Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-33-generic x86_64)) went up to above 2.0 after restarting it. At the same time the CPU seems to be idle only (I could even ...
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pygame.error: File is not a Windows BMP file

I am trying to learn Pygame reading Making Games with Pygame and Python. I have Ubuntu 13.04, python 3.3, and pygame 1.9.2. I can only load BMP images in pygame. Research into this has shown me ...
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make idle suspend try again if delayed by sleep.d scripts

I have my 12.04.3 box setup to suspend after 1/2 hour idle. I have a sleep.d script that will successfully inhibit pm-suspend if the box is downloading. The problem is that once it inhibits suspend ...
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Add logo to default icon set Ubuntu 13.04

I have Python and for some reason, the IDLE window doesn't show a logo on the launcher and in the dash it's a very low quality one. Is there any way I could add/change the logo in the default icon ...
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functions and munes missing in IDLE for ubuntu 12.04?

I wanted to use IDLE for python3. But it seems like some functions are missing. E.g. i can't find the menue "Run" or "Shell". Furthermore the shortcut "Shift-Key-F6" to restart the shell doesn't work. ...
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IDLE 3 Using 3.3.1

When I open the IDLE 3 application it says: Python 3.3.1 (default, Apr 17 2013, 22:32:14) [GCC 4.7.3] on linux Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information. >>> Then ...
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SSH connection to live session slows down until mouse moved

My ssh connection to a live CD environment running Ubuntu Quantal gets really slow when the live system is left alone for a while. Moving its physical mouse[1] a bit instantly cures this. What could ...
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python idle offline installer

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Surprisingly, IDLE is not included by default. Python is there. I prefer to download tar.gz or .deb installer for IDLE. Googled to look for it, but could not find. Where can I get ...