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

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Disable lock screensaver [on hold]

The latest update for 14.04 changed the lock screen behaviour. For a while the lock screen would not run the screensaver - just lock the screen. The following links to someone who did not like this ...
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How to enable lock screen button in Unity after installing xscreensaver?

I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the lock screen button does not work. The alias path - may be the XY problem AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for ...
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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How can i change startup applications in Lubuntu

I installed xscreensaver in lubuntu 13.10 and it wont start up auto. Neither will my power manager (using a laptop) I do not see "Startup Apps" anywhere
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Ubuntu screensaver unlocking itself automatically 13.10

I like to listen to music while going to bed, so I turn music on and switch the screen off of my laptop. Somehow, since a couple of weeks the screen won't switch off. Like I were moving the mouse, ...
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xscreensaver to load at startup?

Greetings I am running UBUNTU 12.04 and logging in on UBUNTU 3D. Wondering if anyone knows the definitive answer to getting xscreensaver to load at start-up? I have removed gnome screensaver, ...
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How to enlarge the dimming time of the screen saver

Before switching off the screen, the screen saver dims the screen a bit. For me, the time of having the screen dimmed is not long enough, so I often have to retype my password. I'd like to have a ...
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Suspend computer and turn screen off gradually

I am looking for a feature that I had before and I can't find no more. At first, my screen would turn off gradually after being inactive for whatever many minutes it was set to. This gradual ...
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xmonad with a 5 minute screensaver and 10 minute suspend on idle

I'd really like to have i3lock kick in after 5 minutes of user idle behaviour, going to suspend after 10 minutes. I thought the following (.xsession) would work, but the pm-suspend never kicks in: ...
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How can I push screen savers with extention .scr files to all ubuntu machines which are added in a domain in windows 2003

I configured a domain a windows2003 machine and added many ubuntu machine to this domain . how can i push screen savers .scr file to all these ubuntu client machines from domain
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Setting screensaver through domain

I am using Windows Server 2003 and there are a lot of machines in my domain. 75% of the machines are dual boot systems. Using both Windows and Ubuntu in same Windows domain. Now I can push ...
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How to set up a screensaver in 13.10 [duplicate]

I was wondering if there's any sort of package or something I could install in Ubuntu 13.10 to allow a graphical screensaver. I really do not like the blank black screen when the display turns off. I ...
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Screensaver not activating in 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and the Unity desktop environment. I have my screen lock settings configured so it will blank the screen after 5 min. and lock it imediatly. The problem is it doesn't! ...
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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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Reduce screensaver timeout to a custom value in seconds

I have a box running ubuntu 13.10 unity that I need to auto log in and it currently locks after 30 seconds, but I'd like to reduce this to between 1 and 5 seconds - how can I do this? Cheers
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How to temporarily disable Xfce monitor power off via bash

I have set up my monitor to go off after some minutes of inactivity, but when watching an internet stream in a browser this is unwanted, thus I'd like to have bash command that to disable (and later ...
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MATE fails to follow profiles

I'm having an issue with the MATE desktop. I installed it about 2 weeks ago, and there were seemingly no errors. It installed all of the required packages just fine and the desktop itself starts, and ...
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Unlock KDE from bash

I am running Kubuntu 13.10 x64 with no special settings. Now I want to unlock the machine by ssh (the kde screen lock). I tried this: ...
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Stop gnome-session trying to launch application

I would like to stop gnome-session trying to launch an application each time I login, namely gnome-screensaver.desktop (since I have uninstalled in favor of xscreensaver so currently get a syslog ...
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How to disable xscreensaver lock on suspend?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed xscreensaver. As I am the only user on this computer and I am only using the computer for music, movies, and some web browsing I have no ...
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Screensaver for login screen

I'd like to have the screensaver work on the login screen for a computer with multiple users. I've followed these instructions, modifying for cinnamon, but when I run the modified final command, ...
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Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)?

Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)? This problem arrived after the 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade. Since then,I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and the problem is ...
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how to disable the animation of dimming the screen when ubuntu turns inactive screen off

When Ubuntu 13.10 decides to turn of inactive screen, it runs an animation for 15 seconds long, slowly dimming the screen. The purpose, I assume, is to give an interim for human intervention - a ...
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xscreensaver dies when monitor is switched off / gnomescreensaver exposes other screen [closed]

I have a rather strange problem to report. I have installed the fglrx module for my AMD HD7750 gfx card, multihead (not Xinerama). When executing a screenlock in XFCE (by default, xscreensaver), and ...
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screensaver lock won't release

I have my Ubuntu 12 desktop set to lock after a time period-- this works fine, but when I go to unlock it sometimes (usually only after leaving it locked overnight) won't come out of the locked ...
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Screensaver that displays random quotes

I have an app on my Android phone called Quotes that uses the daydream feature of Android to display random quotes while the phone is charging. I was wondering if there is a screensaver for linux that ...
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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Disable Screensaver (Black Screen) in Ubuntu 12.04

Background : I have an application which is running on top of Ubuntu 12.04. When I boot up the device, it will automatically open the application and running until power off the device. Problem : ...
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How do I prevent 18 screensaver windows from opening? [closed]

When I login to KDE, ~18 kdeasciiquarium.kss processes run, each in a separate window. That's my screensaver, but why is it starting in a window, and why do 18 of them run? This began happening after ...
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How to make “xset s off” survive a reboot (12.04)

On an almost-fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, after disabling screen turning off, screen lock, and suspension on inactivity from all the (two) places one can find under Ubuntu's System Settings, the ...
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Kubuntu 13.10: Screensaver consumes lots of CPU even after done

After upgrading from Kubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, I'm finding that my screensavers are consuming about 30% of my CPU even after they have stopped. I've noticed this specifically with KDE Asciiquarium and a ...
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Screen always on when on Lightdm login [duplicate]

Since updating from 13.04 to 13.10 my monitor when on login screen (Lightdm) is always on and the blank screensaver never works. Gnome Screensaver is activated and is working find when logged in. ...
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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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Locked out by XScreenSaver

In my Ubuntu 13.04, I suddenly found that though I can login, I am immediately blocked by XScreenSaver. So, I can no longer get into my account. I do have the root password if needed, and can get ...
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How can I enable screen saver on login?

System: Ubuntu 12.10 running Gnome The issue is that when Gnome launches, the mouse cursor is immediately placed over the Activities link enabling the Gnome menu. This means I can't immediately ...
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Kubuntu Screensaver create multiple process and after close , all of theme doesn't close

Kubuntu Screensaver create multiple process and after screensaver close , all of theme doesn't close. kcometen4.kss is name of processes. One time in login , Screensaver open in multiple window! ...
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Where do I change the screensaver options in 13.04?

I'm having a problem with the screen blanking every 10 minutes. I've tried every fix suggested on ask ubuntu but nothing has worked. I typed $xset -q $ xset -q Keyboard Control: auto repeat: on ...
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Where are the screensaver settings in Unity?

Why is there no screensaver in the default installation of Ubuntu 13.04 ? I've found that it can be installed afterwards, but I don't understand why this feature is not present by default. Has the ...
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How do I disable screen blanking in Ubuntu Touch

I have a Nexus 7 on my desk which I am using as a "second" screen as I work. It's displaying useful data to me. As such I don't want the screen to blank at all as it's plugged into a charger and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04. i want the screen on 24/7. [duplicate]

i am building a process machine that must not turn off at all, and maintain the screen. how do i disable the black screen of inactivity? i have not found a simple way in the gui. thank you
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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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how do i change my screen saver picture

I do not know how to change the screensaver picture. I would like to replace the existing one to a picture I have saved in the files. How do I do this?
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I removed gnome-screensaver

I removed gnome-screensaver to install xscreensaver, but for some reason, it failed to run gnome-shell. I ran It manually but it failed. I also do sudo dpkg but no work. Before that, I installed ...
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Alternative Screensavers for Ubuntu

Are there any alternative screensavers for Ubuntu 12.04 other than xscreensaver,gnome-screensaver and cinnamon-screensaver?
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How can I run xlock in Ubuntu

I tried to run screensaver in Ubuntu but failed. Is this a bug in Ubuntu? jaakko@jaakko-VPCEB1S1E:~$ xlock -verbose XLock.erasemode: XLock.erasedelay: 400 XLock.erasetime: 2 XLock.allowaccess: ...
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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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Molecule Xscreensaver has almost unreadable text - Xubuntu 12.04-2 LTS

I previously had Kubuntu, but didn't like all of the bloat of KDE, and since I use open-box KDE wasn't necessary, so I moved. However now the text in *most Xscreensavers are unreadable, fixed width ...
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How to kill KDE screensaver from command line

Sometimes screensaver just can't be unlocked with KDE 4.10.5, so I have to kill it from TTY.
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How to blackout screen or start screensaver with shortcut keys?

I'm often reading a hardcopy paper/book and taking notes on the laptop. I like to save energy (and battery) when the laptop is just waiting for me to read. My laptop unfortunately doesn't have a ...