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

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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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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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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 [closed]

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?

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 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 ...
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How can I change power options to make my system “always on”?

Power options in 12.04 system settings has only one option: "Suspend when inactive", while I can't see any obvious settings I can change so that the system is always on - without locking the screen ...
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VLC does not inhibit screen blanking

I have an issue which could be a bug, but before reporting it, I want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong. When watching a movie with VLC on fullscreen, approximately in 10 minutes the screen ...
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Display dims when not in use and it turns off when not in use or while watching movies

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and am using it on dell xps laptop now my problem is that Ubuntu does not provide power utility form where I can manage brightness of my screen, when to turn it off, after how much ...
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How do I disable the blank console “screensaver” on Ubuntu Server?

How to disable blank screensaver on Ubuntu Server? There's no desktop or X, only console (command-line interface).
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How do I disable the screen saver in 12.04 system wide?

I have a similar problem as this post: How do I turn off the screen saver using the command line? However, these new commands (and likewise if I set the options from the GUI) only seem to work if I ...
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Stop Xscreensaver from locking screen once screensaver starts

I have installed Lubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if there was a way to keep it from locking the screen when the screensaver starts? The "lock screen after X minutes" box is unchecked, so that is not ...
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How to make Ubuntu not to lock the screen while running VMware in fullscreen?

I am running Windows XP inside VMware Player. I have two monitors and I keep VMware in fullscreen on the second monitor. The problem is that if I work long enough in inside Windows XP, Ubuntu locks ...
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Long passphrase for login and short password for screensaver

The situation is that: For the encrypted home directory, any passphrase less than 10 characters is useless at all. If someone physically get the harddisk, the data and the other sensitive password ...
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Screen saver just won't die in Mythbuntu after upgrade to 12.04

I have a computer dedicated to media playback which I just updated to version 12.04. Since the upgrade, I just can't seem to get the screen saver to stop coming on while watching just about any kind ...
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Some widgets not appearing in “add widgets” in kde4 screensaver [closed]

I would like to add an RSS feed to my screen saver. In kde, the default (blank) saver lets you add normal plasma widgets. But the list of widgets available in the screen saver is smaller than the one ...
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Sound settings revert to wrong hardware profile after screen saver [closed]

I face a problem since about a month ago. I have a TV connected to my PC with HDMI but audio goes to my stereo (analog). The setup works great but each time the I return from the screen saver, the ...
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Automatically locking screen without shutting it off

Hey everyone— I have a home theater PC running Ubuntu 11.10, outputting over HDMI (for audio and video). I'm having an issue: I'd like the screen to lock automatically (when video is not playing, of ...
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Screen saver on different monitors?

Can I have different screen savers on different monitors? I have three monitors configured as: [Desktop]---Main Board ---- Monitor 1 | |- VGA Card - Monitor 2 | `- VGA Card - Monitor 3 ...
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ubuntu does not have screensaver on unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screensavers? on display settings on unity in brightness and lock does not show up the screensaver or does not have that option. am i not ...
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How can I lock and unlock a screen during certain times of the day?

I'm using a low power PC as a updating status screen, using firefox at fullscreen mode and a plugin called "Reload Every". M-F from 8 AM to 6 PM, I need the app set to no-screensaver and ...
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How can I close the lid on my HP Pavilion g7 running Ubuntu 11.10 without crashing it?

If I close the lid on my computer while it's running, it goes into sleep (hibernation?) mode. When I open back it up, the screen wakes up for a moment, then goes black. The computer is unresponsive ...
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How do I turn off the screen saver using the command line?

I would like to turn off the screen saver from command line, which used to work with gconftool-2 -s /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled --type=bool false in natty & oneiric for ...
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How to stop screensavers when playing a video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I'm on Lubuntu and am using the default video player to play videos, but if I leave the mouse unmoved for too long the ...
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Electric Sheep does not start

Electric Sheep was working on my computer under Ubuntu 11.10 as a screen saver. Suddenly, here was a problem - electricsheep does not download any sheeps and nothing shows. Here is the output of ...