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

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I want to see the electric sheep “screensaver” on my ubuntu boxes

I have a number of laptops and PCs running in my home, generally running Ubuntu 14.04 with the gnome window manager I used to love having the Electric Sheep screen saver, I understand the Gnome ...
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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console? [duplicate]

I have got the console screensaver cmatrix, and I was wondering if there is anyway of getting it to turn on after a certain amount of inactivity in the console you are in? OS Information: No LSB ...
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XScreenSaver Lock Screen

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 And my settings are as follows: And it is all working fine and that, but I ...
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Upgrading XScreenSaver

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 But now when I launch XScreenSaver I get this: So I went to the website and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen lock policy

We have a security policy that the Ubuntu desktops have to lock the screen after 10 minutes.I use to use xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 for this by removing gnome-screensaver and overwriting the config ...
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Cannot log-in at locked screensaver, must log-in with “switch user..”

I have configured my screensavers to lock the desktop after some time; and sometimes, e.g. when I leave my desk, I prefer to lock the screen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." ...
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USB Power Saving Settings

I have a USB weather station. If the screensaver kicks on (blank screen and lock), data from the weather station stalls out. I can lock the screen manually and I have no issues at all with the ...
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Confused about Light Locker/Power Manager settings in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, Light Locker and Power Manager settings are different control panel views, however, there are screensaver settings inside Light Locker's one. Anyway, there's no screensaver options ...
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can you set the screensaver to go on less than 1 minute?

I'm actually using an older version of xubuntu currently (only temporarily). I mainly use my computer for listening to music, and if i want to skip a song, change volume, or see what song is playing, ...
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How to override the screensaver settings in the MATE desktop:

I installed mate onto Ubuntu 14.04. Before installing mate, I had the Unity and LXDE (Lubuntu Packages) desktop enviroments installed. I installed mate and rebooted. After that, I got two network ...
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How to fix: screen saver greys out but does not turn off the screen after update?

Currently my settings are: grey off the screen to save power checked, turn off the screen after 3 mins. It worked fine until I did a mass update. It looks like turn off setting is not applied - ...
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Screen blanker problem

Ubuntu 14.10. I have enable screen blank after 5 minutes but after that screen is turning off for one second and turning on again. My graphic card is Intel GM965: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Screensaver not working in 14.10

After the upgrade to trusty my screensaver stopped working. Gnome screensaver's settings tell it to start only on Gnome sessions (OnlyShowIn=GNOME and AutostartCondition=GNOME3 unless-session gnome in ...
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There's no screensaver that shows one picture after the other (as in windows)?

I want to use a bunch of photos as screensaver. I haven't found any screensaver that just prints out at the screen each photo, one after the other. The closest thing that I'm using is the ...
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How to let gnome-screensaver turn off the monitor when locked in commandline?

I am using Trusty but not unity desktop. I lock my screen by gnome-screensaver-command -l. Seems like in default configuration, gnome-screensaver won't save my power. I found this which did not work. ...
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Replace Light Locker with Gnome screensaver

There have been many issues reported concerning Light Locker. Sometimes the lock doesn't work, it locks by itself when not supposed to and many more. Bottom line is Light Locker's major issue is, it ...
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xset startup command not running on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE as my desktop environment. After disabling screen blanking and screensaver from settings, my screen still went blank after 10 minutes no matter what I've tried. So I ...
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Xscreensaver error xubuntu [closed]

When idle, instead of seeing screensavers, i got an error related to xscreensaver, i don't know what exactly, i'll take a picture of it soon and update the question When Idle, I move the mouse to ...
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How to stop having to enter password twice to unlock the screen?

Recently when I lock my Ubuntu 14.04 account I have to write my password twice in two different places before getting in. This happened recently. I think I might have installed some stuff that I saw ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked with the new Unity interface?

I have lots of stuff in my crontab, including some that talks to my screen. If I'm not there for it to be notifying, I don't really want it to run. Is there a way I can check to see if the computer ...
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Lubuntu Light Locker settings incorreectly starts power saving mode

In Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit on a desktop computer, my monitor goes to power saving mode almost immediately after the blank screen has appeared, regardless of the Light Locker settings. I do not want the ...
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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
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Keyboard-shortcut to reset the graphic card driver

I would like to fix the on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Ubuntu 14.04 occasionanal blank screen. Since the only workaround is to close the lid and reopen it, I guess the graphic-card gets a hang-up that is gone if ...
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How do you get a full digital clock on the Ubuntu Desktop?

How to get a clock like this on ubuntu's desktop?
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unity - how to detect if the screen is locked?

both of these only work after the screen that was locked gets blanked; but they sometimes fail also, when for any reason the screen doesnt blanks... gnome-screensaver-command --query ...
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XScreensaver extras? [duplicate]

Turns out that my previous question, about blank screens at logon, was based on Ubuntu 12.04, and was flagged as "end-of-life" by a senior member. I had no idea that my version was so out of date. ...
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Lubuntu enforces screen lock

I can't disable screen lock in Lubuntu. In Power management I have it unchecked. There is another option "Enable light locker" in the "Light locker settings". I also have this unchecked but I still ...
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lock/unlock events for in C++ app which should not depend on screen savers

We have a product, which was developed for Windows. Because of customer request we are developing it for Linux also. So being a beginner to Linux, have migrated most of it (which I loved it). Now got ...
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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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Need to run xscreensaver in ONE of the TWO monitors in a multihead setup - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a multihead setup with two monitors, running Ubuntu 12.04. How to make xscreensaver run in one monitor. Need only one of the following lines present, on invoking xscreensaver. xscreensaver: ...
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BlueProximity and LightDM / Xubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to use BlueProximity to lock/unlock my session in Xubuntu 14.04. Problem is that I could not find LightDM command for unlocking a screen (googled several times). I would prefer not to ...
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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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tv connected, laptop monitor should turn off

Have HP nvidia 7400M gpu laptop with VGA connected to sony TV. Have been using ubuntu with my Sony LCD for 4 years. Earlier in 2011-12 the screensaver would run on the monitor and switch it off even ...
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How do I prevent Xubuntu 14.04 from turning off when listening to music?

i don't want settings turned to never. I also tried the Caffeine app but couldn't even get it to start, and so here I am. Thanks in advance!
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Xfce screen goes black after some time

My Xfce goes black after some time when I'm not using computer. I already checked from setting/screensaver that mode is set to be disable screen saver, but the screen still goes black. How can I make ...
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Screen freezes after screen saver when watching fullscreen videos. Disable screensaver when using flash

Update: libflashplayer is installed on my system, firefox just isnt using it.... I discovered this hack-sawing through my root directory with ls -R / | grep libflashplayer I want to disable the ...
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Lubuntu - Disable screen saver…for real this time?

I know this has been asked multiple times. I have tried multiple things, however nothing I seem to do stick. I am trying to disable the screen saver/screen blanking on Lubuntu 14.04. I've tried the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04, Power Manager, Screensaver

When my computer is inactive, I keep getting a black screen and the screen goes into locked mode asking for a password, even though in Power Manager I have "Never" set for actions and monitor and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hangs While Screen is Off

I have an Asus G73JW laptop with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. While I'm using the laptop, it works quite well - but if I leave the laptop unattended for a while, I come back it will have a ...
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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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ctrl+alt+l not activating screensaver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+L would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+L ...
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Privacy issue when waking up suspended machine

Using Xfce, when I close the notebook lid it suspends, and when I open the lid it wakes up. When it wakes up it shows the screensaver until I press a key or move the mouse then it asks me for my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lockscreen turns of music + does play 'lock-sound'

My computer automatically locks its screen (as its supposed to do) after the 30 seconds that i've asked for in the lock screen settings menu. Since upgrading from the 13.10 to the 14.04 system, the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.4 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.4, using unity desktop and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in ...
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Disable lock screensaver

The latest update for 14.04 changed the lock screen behaviour. For a while during development of 14.04, the lock screen would not run the screensaver - just lock the screen. The following links to ...
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How to alias one command to be resolved into another command?

AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for long command. But what to do if I want to alias one command to another? I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the ...
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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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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 ...