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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to kill KDE screensaver from command line

Sometimes lock-screen just can't be unlocked in KDE, so I have to kill it from TTY. Update: in 4.13 plasma-overlay always respawns. Any other way?
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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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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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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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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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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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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?