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

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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 ...
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The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running on “:0”

Since in Ubuntu 12.04 there weren't integrated screen savers (btw, why?), I looked for a tutorial online and installed XScreensaver 5.15. The problem is that it won't start the sccreen savers until ...
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Equivalent to in org.gnome.ScreenSaver KDE

I have a script that automatically disables my USB mouse when the screen is locked or idle. (Because my mouse is too sensible). It monitors the activity org.gnome.ScreenSaver, like this: dbus-monitor ...
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Using F-Spot as Screensaver

I am trying to get F-Spot to run as my screensaver. I have followed the recommended setup but it isn't doing anything. When I click on the large button "Make F-Spot my screensaver" what is suppose ...
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screensaver activates, screen fades, and computer goes to standby when watching video

When watching a video in a web browser Ubuntu starts to fade out the screen and eventually goes to black after 2 minutes. I expect this because this is how I have my power settings set up. When I ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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Start screensaver on still pictures

I have an Ubuntu box connected to a plasma TV. Still images reduce the lifetime of plasma TVs and may cause pixel-burn. I am looking for a technique to start the screensaver if the picture on the ...
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gnome-screensaver does not work on DISPLAY=:1 if it is already working at DISPLAY=:0, any workaround?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, and Unity conflicts with most 3D games I try to play. So, I have to use X :1 to play games. But that renders me with an un-lockable display... If I try to use xscreensaver at ...
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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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Login from Screensaver not working (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm working on a Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and got a weird problem that's driving me nuts. When I close the lid and try to login afterwards, my password won't get accepted. ...
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Cool 3D Ubuntu 13.04 wallpapers [closed]

I am looking for some cool 3D wallpapers. I am new to Ubuntu, so if anyone knows a couple of 3D wallpapers, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver ...
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ubuntu unity launch screensaver with hotcorners

after looking all around I cannot find a way to launch the screensaver as soon as the mouse is located on a corner of the screen using "hotcorners". Is this functionality builtin and if yes how can I ...
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How to stop screen going black after 10 min

My OS is Lubuntu 13.04. After 10 mins of inactivity the screen goes black. What I did to stop it without effect: uninstalled xscreensaver completely in power setting I set to never blank the screen ...
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ATI card (Radeon HD 5850) forced screensaver settings

I just installed an ATI graphics (Radeon HD 5850) to my desktop swapping my nVidia GTS250. I noticed it turns off the output if idle for 2 minutes, Even if I was running a video! unless the ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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kde profiles for home, work movie watching etc

Is there a way to configure different KDE config modes for different profiles? when i am watching a movie i don't want to see a screen saver or lock screen, but when working at my PC i want to start a ...
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How can I identify the name of the last played xscreensaver?

Is there a way to identify the name of which screensaver was last playing an xscreensaver session? Is there a log or of which screensaver played last in xscreensaver, in a scriptfile or on the system ...
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display power saver logs me out

I recently got a second display. I am attempting to set it up so the two displays are in TwinView, with one landscape and one portrait orientation. After getting everything to work the way I wanted, ...
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Pidgin/Empathy are not recognizing webcam

i'm new to ubuntu and am having some issues doing a few things. I'm trying to video chat on yahoo but am having trouble getting pidgin or empathy to recognize my webcam. I also can't figure out how to ...
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Unable to disable screen saver

I have set 'Turn screen off' to Never in Brightness and Lock, but my screen still goes dark after some time being idle, unless I'm watching a movie in VLC or some other media player. What can I do to ...
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How can I configure the screensaver and energy-management options separately for two screens?

Background I have finally managed to use twinview with a TFT(1440x900@60Hz) and a TV(PAL,1024x576@50Hz) on nvidia (proprietary driver), configuring xorg.conf manually. I had to do this manually since ...
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Turning off screensaver in Unity after installing xubuntu-desktop 12.10

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. I installed the xubuntu-desktop package to see if I would like it and determined I would prefer to keep using unity. Ever since I did that I've been running into certain issues ...
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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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How to install these login themes?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME SHELL. I wish to change the lock screen's theme (no the login screen, just the lock screen (gnome-screensaver)). I've found these themes: ...
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Sreeensaver timeout for 12.04 sever CLI

I have installed 12.04LTS server edition, no GUI. At some interval, maybe 5 minutes the screen will blank and I have to hit a key to show the screen again. I have spent hours surfing but cannot find ...
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How do I set a program as a Ubuntu Screensaver? [duplicate]

I have made a program for a moving ball using Open GL, how do I set it as a Ubuntu Screen saver?
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Stuck in screen saver during upgrade

I'm upgrading from a LTS version to an other. The screen saver is now on and I can't exit it. If I type my password or move the mouse the screen flickers. Regardless of what I do the screen saver ...
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How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want to ...
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Run xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver lock screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.10, and I just switched over from 11.04. I'd like to use the xscreensaver functionality (actually, all I want is for electricsheep to run in the background after I have locked ...
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mplayer does not disable screensaver

so i have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and i installed smplayer from the repositories. The thing is when i play a movie (even in full screen) the screen saver comes up. I have to disable screensaver ...
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GNOME lock screen (screensaver) is missing music controls

I have a custom Ubuntu 12.10 configuration (started out as a minimal installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with a number of other packages such as Gnome Shell selectively installed via apt-get and then ...
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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 to put different password for screensaver?

Using Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to know if it is possible to set a different password for Ubuntu screensaver or not?
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Monitor not turning off when screen saver is on

I installed Ubuntu for the first time 3 weeks ago and I really love it. I have Ubuntu 12.04. My only problem is that when screen saver is on, it just shows blank screen, and not turning off the ...
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How to disable sleep/screensaver Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC?

I watch VLC for a while, then about 15 min. later, it sleeps. Where can i find the how to disable the screen-saver or how to disable sleep?
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Computer responds slowly when screen is locked

When my computer is locked, regardless of it timing out after 10 minutes or by me pressing CTRL+L, it takes forever to activate it. It also appears as if the time it takes is linear to the time it as ...
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i install ubuntu 12.4 and i have no screen saver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screensavers? I install ubuntu 12.4 lts on my notebook acer AOD270, and i noticed that there is no icon under the Dash home for the screen ...
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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 to turn off screen (DPMS) together with locking session in KDE?

First of all, I'm aware a similar question for GNOME is asked here: "Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen". Objective I would like to turn off my screen on locking the session for power ...
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How do I get the 12.04 login screen to turn off screen after timeout?

On 12.04, the login screen doesn't timeout or go to screensaver after a set time. I have a number of machines in a testbed that spend a lot of time waiting for logins and I'm afraid the monitors will ...
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Disable blank screen in 12.04

After my computer with ubuntu 12.04 has been idle for a short while, the screen will go blank, and even enter standby mode. I have tried this: System Settings -> Brightness and Lock -> Turn off ...
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How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?

I am trying to to set a global screensaver and blanking idle timout (with screen locking) that will affect all new user accounts. I noticed that gnome-screensaver in 12.04 when configured by a user, ...
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How do I disable the screensaver/lock in 12.04?

When I'm watching a film in Mythtv the screen turns to black every 10 - 15 mins and I have to log back into Ubuntu. Very annoying! How do I disable the black screen / screensaver / logout in Unity? ...
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Ubuntu won't suspend automatically any more [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity won't suspend on inactivity In the last month or so, Ubuntu (12.04) has stopped sleeping automatically. I've gone to System Settings > Power, and verified (and ...
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How do I prevent the blank screensaver when using keyboard shortcut to lock the computer?

I lock my computer a lot, and was wondering if there was a way to get the lock screen when I hit ctrl + alt + L. Right now when I use that key combination it turns the screen black, and I have to hit ...
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How to disable blank screen permanently? [duplicate]

I have the following environment: Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity I've installed XScreenSaver, then removed it using Synaptic Manager, whenever the computer is idle for 10min, the screen went blank, after ...
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How to totaly remove blank screen screensaver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I completely turn off screensaver and power-management? I have no screensaver installed but when I watch movies after a while blank screen comes and I have to get ...
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How do I prevent screensaver to come up when watching full-window videos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I can't prevent the screensaver from coming up when watching videos in full screen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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Screen saver issue

When I leave my PC alone for while the screens turns black, which is fine. When I return and move my mouse it comes back on but my second screen stays black and my first screen has a blue overlay over ...