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

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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 ...
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Console Command to inhibit screensaver?

Is there any console command to inhibit the screensaver in Ubuntu 11.10? I don't want to have indicators like Caffeine for every function I need. In Gnome 2.x it was something like gnome-screensaver ...
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Screen freeze after waking up [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on Dell Optiplex. I'm using Synergy but I'm not sure the problem is related to it. The screen freezes after coming back from screen saver. (It's not suspend because my Power ...
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why does the screensaver show my desktop before locking? [closed]

I leave my PC on for a while... and then the screensaver kicks in. Cool. So after another while I move my mouse or strike a key or whatever. This shows me the complete desktop, with like all the ...
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Screen not locked after switching users with xscreensaver installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lock screen when XScreenSaver was installed I wanted some screensaver in addition to the default screen blanking. I installed xscreensaver from the SoftwareCenter & ...
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Why does my screen not return to full brightness when waking a Lenovo B570 from sleep mode?

I have a Lenovo B570 laptop and have Ubuntu 11.10 installed. My problem is that when the screen is turned off through inactivity (set at 10 minutes in the settings), it is very difficult to reawaken ...
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Screensaver Settings

Hello, world. I recently installed ubuntu 11.10. I had been using 10:10, and did a reinstall to start fresh on this new version. The thing is I encountered myself with more than a few diferences, ...
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System freeze, on exit from screensaver (Unity) [closed]

I have a midrange PC (Intel Core2-Duo 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1.5TB storage), with latest Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) and Unity (3D). Description: PC does NOT always return control after automatic timeout to ...
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Screensaver suppression on video playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? I migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to Xubuntu 11.10 (clean install). Previously when I played ...
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Is there a screensaver which uses the webcam? [closed]

The title pretty much says it all: is there a screensaver for Ubuntu (11.10) which makes use of the webcam? I don't mean does surveillance, or motion detectors, etc. I mean incorporates the webcam ...
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How to use a KDE screensaver in Gnome?

Really like KDE CLOCK screensaver, but it doesn't even show in Gnome. And a way to get it to work or similar alternatives?
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Lock screen when XScreenSaver is installed [duplicate]

I'm another user who dislikes the default screen-saver of Oneric. I installed XScreenSaver, but when I want to lock the screen, it doesn't work using CTRL+ALT+L , or using the option on the user ...
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How to change the timing on the screensaver

How can I change the timing of when the screensaver kicks in? The time period set in the screensaver to kick in is too short and I would like to change this timing period to a larger value. How does ...
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Can I replace the XScreenSaver lock dialog with the version from Gnome-Screensaver

Im using Ubuntu 11.10, with XFCE and xscreensaver, the xscreensaver configurator is nice but the unlock dialog is ugly. I tried gnome-screensaver, but it only gives me a blank screen. So, can I ...
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Must close and open laptop lid to recover from screen turn-off on an Acer Aspire 5740

I have an Acer Aspire 5740-5780 laptop with ubuntu 11.10. I don't have the more common problem of the black screen on boot. Rather, under System Settings..., in Screen, under Brightness, with the ...
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How to prevent screensaver from locking the screen in Unity

Just upgraded to 11.10 and there is one pretty annoying thing: whenever Unity decides that my laptop was idle for too long, the screen goes black and -- the most annoying part -- locks up. Thus, two ...
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Is there any screensaver application in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screen savers? I don't found the screensaver after installing ubuntu 11.10... and the new ubuntu is fantastic!
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How do I stop the screensaver from coming on during VLC movie watching?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and my screensaver keeps coming on while I'm watching a movie. I don't remember this happening in 11.04 and can't remember how to stop it?
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How do I completely turn off screensaver and power-management?

I looking for a method to turn-off the screensaver and powermanager but from the command line. I'm aware this can be done via the GUI screen - but can this be done via the command line or via some ...
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Caffeine + Xscreensaver = Not Working

Had removed Gnome-screensaver and uses xscreensaver, but Caffeine doesn't seems to work when watching movie using SMPlayer even added both SMPlayer and MPlayer into the activation list. Anyone got ...
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How can I change my screensaver in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screen savers? I'm a new user of Ubuntu Oneric. Where can I set the configuration of my screensaver? I need to use Xscreensaver? What is the ...
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How to embed on-screen keyboard into gnome-screensaver 3.x unlock screen?

The gconf value /apps/gnome-screensaver/embedded_keyboard_enable in Oneiric no longer works obviously. Is there a way to show virtual keyboard in gnome-screensaver 3.x? Does similar dconf value exist? ...
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How can I change or install screensavers?

I want to change the default screen saver in Ubuntu 11.10/12.04. On 11.04 I just did a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod And then I could change it in the ...
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electricsheep screensaver won't start

After the installation of electricsheep, the screensaver won't work: it starts fading to black then, when it should display the screensaver, it suddenly goes back to desktop. I read that disabling ...
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Display does not blank on a Thinkpad T61

I have Ubuntu Lucid with kernel 2.6.35 on a Thinkpad T61. In the power management settings I set it up to blank the display after 2 minutes. This works right after I log in, but after a few hours of ...
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Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)

I have recently apt-get remove'd xscreensaver and apt-get install'd gnome-screensaver. This appears not to have worked because when I press the Lock Screen menu item, nothing happens. I have tried ...
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I get a blank screen rather than a Screen Saver

When my Screen saver is due to start I just get a blank screen. I have recently installed Compiz, before the screen saver worked as normal. I don't get locked out or any major problem but I just see a ...
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Run auto-disper automatically on device wake/thaw

I'm using a Thinkpad W510 and constantly change locations. I'm using disper and auto-disper to change screen profiles (undocked; laptop screen + external screen; two external screens). I wanted to ...
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Is it possible to activate the screensaver upon autologin, then unlock keyring on screensaver unlock

I know there's a lot of dupes around the keyring, but I did my research, and I think my question is unique: Is it possible to 1) lock the screen during autologin-boot (to maintain security, but ...
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Are there plans to make a screensaver for Unity?

Are there plans to develop a screensaver specifically for Unity? Since Unity uses gnome-screensaver by default currently, seems like a reasonable area for a desktop to attract much user appreciation. ...
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Custom text screensaver

Thinking about what would be useful to display in a screensaver, I realized that it would be nice to know how long the screensaver has been running. gnome-screensaver-command --time takes care of ...
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Switching between users closes all applications [closed]

Our home desktop computer (running ubuntu 11.04) is used mainly by two users, my wife and me. We have the screensaver to lock the screen when inactive. Now, 60% of the times when we switch from one ...