Blanking of the screen or filling with moving images when computer not in use.

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Keep computer locked in a view-only state

Is there any way to keep my computer locked in a "view-only" state? I want to be able to see the screen, but if I want to control the computer, I'll have to enter my password. I cannot move the ...
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I switched from unity to i3wm but after suspend I still have gnome-screensaver instead of i3lock

How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when I close the lid of my laptop (in a i3wm session) and open it again, the screen is locked via i3lock instead of gnome-screensaver? I spent the day ...
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Screensaver/black screen doesn't start on its own

Running 16.04, 5 minute inactivity timeout, sometimes the screensaver (or blank screen, to be accurate) won't start until I hit Super+L and lock the session. Suggestions? Running Nvidia 367 drivers, ...
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Why does my laptop's screen remain black when I try to unlock it?

After locking my laptop, every so often, when trying to unlock it, the screen remains black. I see no cursor, and I can't switch to any of the other TTYs either. I end up having to hard reset it. I'...
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Severe graphic artifacts on screen after screensaver!

Note: I tried to use descriptive language, but because I'm uncertain of the problem's underlying details, I'm not necessarily able to use the most accurate and descriptive language. Often, when I ...
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How can I configure my x-server, that gamepad input prevents screen locking?

The problem is, that if I play with my gamepad (on zsnes which by the way should not matter), I get interrupted by the screenlock after some time, because the input in not coming from the mouse or ...
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NetworkManager, unknown authentication passwords, and XScreenSaver 5.15

I used to use a laptop running Xubuntu, but then got a new one. It's been a year or so since I booted it back up and this is what I noticed. It's been so long I cant remember what it is so I tried ...
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Why wireless network list become unavailable after screensaver activity?

Every time I resume my work after a screensaver, the wireless network list becomes unavailable. No listing at all. Wireless connection is activated all the way. What baffles me is that I can web ...
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Screen goes blank after returning from screensaver

I just started having this problem where the screen goes blank when I dismiss XScreenSaver. I can still see and move the mouse cursor but no other GUI is visible. It's all blank. Ctrl-alt-del does ...
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I have Ubuntu 14.04. Do I use xscreensaver or gnome screensaver?

I had version 12.04 on another machine. I don't remember the terminal command to get screensavers. I had a simple one called "box fit". Anyone know how I can get the simple screensavers back? I don't ...
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Cannot turn off screensaver

Just installed 16.04 with MATE. Although I can turn off the settings on the MATE "Screensaver", they just don't turn off. I have to put in my password to get it going again. Using xdg-screensaver ...
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How to set which programs can override screen off/lock?

First, I do not want to disable completly screensaver/lock like asked here How do I disable the screensaver/lock?. I want to disable it just when certain program is running and is not minimized (the ...
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Cannot login, xscreensaver not loading

I use a BackBox/Ubuntu system and it had xfce and xscreensaver login screen when booting. Days ago I was testing shortcut keys trying to logout using keyboard, and pressed CTRL and Fn Thinkpad key ...
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How do I interact with the session media bus?

I've written a screensaver/screenlock. I hate the defaults and xsaver just wasn't doing it for me so I built one from scratch. I've got the time, random pictures from the web, a nice little warning ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ....
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 both freeze except you can still use keyboard and mouse

After a period of time which seems to be the same every time (although i have not timed it) everything on the desktop freezes, except for the keyboard and mouse. I tried disabling everything in the ...
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Lock screen automatically in lightdm

I have a custom install of Ubuntu with lightdm and openbox. I want to automatically lock my screen when it is inactive for a set period of time. I can lock my screen with dm-tool lock But I don't ...
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trigger motion with dbus scrensaver event

I'm looking for a bash scrip to trigger motion when screensaver turns on and stops motion when screensaver turns off. I'm using Trusty Tar KDE on an Aspire E1-510. My linux programming skills are ...
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Replace Xscreensaver with i3lock

I was wondering if it is possible to replace Xscreensaver with i3lock. Today I am using i3lock which bluring my screen when it's locked but I want to use it as Xscreensaver, is this possible? Here is ...
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Cannot find how to disable a screensaver

Sorry for a 2nd stupid question in a row. Can you please tell me how to disable screensavers in Kubuntu? I cannot even watch a movie without it popping up every 5 minutes.
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How do I create a simple loop daemon bash script? [closed]

I want to create a simple daemon bash script that will run a command if my computer is inactive for more than 10 minutes. I created an alias to run a python script in the terminal, and I plan on using ...
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Why does Xubuntu asks for my password twice when it wakes up from the blank screen?

Every time Xubuntu wakes up from the blank screen it asks for my password and then, after I enter it, it asks for it again. This doesn't happen if I lock the screen manually. How can this be fixed?
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Where do I set-up a screen saver in Xubuntu 15.10?

That's strange but I can't find where can I choose a screen saver and configure when will it start. There is no button named anything like "screen saver" in the Settings Manager.
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HDMI not reinitializing after disconnecting in 14.04LTS

When receiver switches HDMI inputs from the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system to something else and back the HDMI output goes blank/off and won't reinitialize. The only way to get video back is to reboot the ...
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Lock screen with gnome-screensaver-command as root (from /etc/pm/sleep.d script)

My system (Ubuntu 15.10) has a bug: I have enabled "Require my password when waking from suspend" on the "Brightness & Lock" settings panel, but it does NOT ask for my password, which is ...
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enforce screen locking to all users

On Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE desktop environment, how can I disable all animated screensavers and enforce to all users automatic screen locking after a given time of inactivity with password request on ...
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Which program am I using to lock screen?

On Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop environment, how can I know which program or daemon is locking my screen automatically after a few minutes of inactivity, and when I click "lock screen"? Different ...
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Display not recognised after switching off and back on

Sometimes, when I am away from my computer for a while, I like to switch off my monitor, because I feel it does not need to be active and waste energy for nothing. I have usually done this without a ...
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ASCII screensaver for the command-line or a TUI?

This question was closed due to being too broad, so I'll be more specific with regard to ASCII animations here =) Are there any ASCII animations that can be used as screensavers - either in the TUI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 use xscreensaver on lockscreen command

Most people probably no longer worry about screensavers, let alone xscreensaver, however I am still very much a fan of the package. I've installed xscreensaver and have it starting up with -nosplash ...
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How can I turn off the screen saver?

I want my physical monitor to turn off (standby mode) after some minutes. I do not want to run any fancy idle graphics on the display - just show my apps or desktop, then simply turn OFF. Just off. ...
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gubuntu 14 screensaver kerberos

It seems gubuntu 14.04.3 default screensaver don't renew the kerberos afs token. I've created the file /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver with: @include common-auth auth optional pam_gnome_keyring....
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What component is causing the monitor to go to sleep?

We make systems based on Ubuntu 14.04 which we configure to kiosk mode, meaning we change the session to run our application and never present any desktop. Our session file is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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14.04 - screen not locking?

running 14.04.3 with unity. Since some days, occasionally my screen will not blank and lock; although "brightness and lock" is configured to exactly do that after 3 minutes. I checked for answers ...
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14.04 gnome-shell gnome-control-center screen does not work on desktop, why?

After hdd crash. I decided to also install latest ubuntu 14.04.4 now. Kernel 3.19 (previously I was still using the older kernel). After installing ubuntu I installed gnome-shell. I was again hit by ...
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How can I have a screen saver in Ubuntu?

How can I have a screen saver in Ubuntu? Is there something I need to install to get it back?
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Unlock gnome-screensaver instead of deactivating

So, I've been trying to create a USB key for my machine. I've used PAM-Usb as described in many places over the internet (for example this one, which is basically copypasted everywhere). I ...
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screensaver show randomly picture from folder as in windows

My question is exactely the same as this one except the answer doesn't work it juste pick an image from the folder and display it. Is there a way to juste like windows set a folder and set the ...
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How can I lock my Ubuntu phone using the terminal?

I have the terminal installed on my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone, is there a command I can use to lock the phone from the terminal? By "lock" I mean the same thing that the lock button on top of the phone ...
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How to get XScreenSaver to lock screen on wakeup on GNOME?

I am wanting the same thing as I did here XScreenSaver Lock Screen, except for now that I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, with GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.16, things are slightly different, as the answer ...
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How to set up gnome-screensaver?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I have install gnome-screensaver, however after doing some searches through my system, and my system settings, I am unable to find any configuration settings for ...
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Screensaver issues using KDE Plasma Workspace on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu, replaced Win XP with it and LOVE it. I am having an issue with screensaver on KDE Plasma Workspace. I initially installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Lubuntu desktop and after ...
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Screen goes black when i'm playing games on Xubuntu

When I'm playing games the screen goes black and if I move my mouse it goes back to normal. I already i already set light locker to 60 minutes but the screen turn black in much less time.
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How to disable screensaver in Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed icewm

How to disable screensaver. I tried xset s off but its not working
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Ubuntu 14.04, disable password lock when waking from screensaver for ALL users

I am in the middle of setting up a bunch of lab computers running Ubuntu 14.04 at the local University and would like to disable the need to use a password when exiting screen saver (but not necessary ...
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Subscribe for DBUS event of screen power off

My MacBook Pro has a keyboard backlight which is pretty awesome, but there's a slight bug: the screen turns off after a given amount of time, but the keyboard backlight stays on. I've copied over ...
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xUbuntu: screensaver settings are missed with two monitor

I've installed xUbuntu 14.04 since 2013. Two weeks ago I've bought a new monitor, so now my pc have 2 monitor. I'm searching for the screensaver settings, but in my Settings Manager there isn't: ...
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KDE lock screen appears when in Google Hangout

How can I disable the KDE lock screen from automatically appearing, but only when I am in a Google Hangout (in Chrome)?
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How to execute a shutdown with timer and screensaver command in a script

I made this script when executed will shutdown my system (after some time) and should enable a screensaver. #!/bin/bash sudo shutdown -h +30 gnome-screensaver-command -a There are mainly two ...
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How to run cmatrix without error using '-l' option in Terminal (not console)?

I have installed cmatrix using the command: sudo apt-get install cmatrix And when running the command: cmatrix -l In console (the ttys) I get a very cool looking font with matrix like symbols. ...