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

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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 ...
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How to enable password for screensaver and lock-screen shortcut (when lock-screen icon icon already does) [closed]

I'd like to be able to lock my screen consistently and require a password. Pressing the 'Lock' icon on the panel at the top blanks the screen, and prompts me for a password to unlock Pressing ...
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Freeze when resuming from screensaver or monitor-sleep-state [closed]

I've installed Natty on an older Samsung desktop at work. It's a shared machine that needs no screen-locking, passwords, or anything else. (Perhaps it should have those features, but nobody would use ...
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Locked/stuck up screensaver after monitor turns off

Since I started using Natty I experience a strange situation at times. When I leave my system idle for 30+ mins., the screensaver Ant Spotlight remains active for specified time, then the monitor ...
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Kubuntu and screen savers

After upgrading to Kubuntu 11.4 I am not able to choose any other screen savers than Blank screen and Random (which is the same as blank since there are no other screen savers available). How can I ...
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Machine freezes after a period of inactivity

My machine freezes after an extended period of inactivity. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. This is when the problem started. When I try to access my sleeping machine, I can see the ...
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Way to measure computer usage via screensaver active/not active time?

I'm looking for a simple way to determine the rough amount of time per day I spend on a computer. This can be a difficult task if you try to monitor processes, key presses, mouse clicks and the like, ...
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Changing screen saver settings without completely removing gnome-screensaver and installing xscreensaver

I am on 11.04 at the moment. Would like to figure out how to change the settings for screensavers without completely switching to xscreensaver. I read somewhere that it doesn't play as nicely with ...
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Window freezes when hulu is running and monitor shuts off [closed]

When I'm watching something on Hulu in full screen and my power management tells my monitor to shut off the window locks up and I can't exit the full screen mode. Pressing any keys or combination of ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working after suspend or screensaver lock [closed]

If I leave the computer and let it run into screensaver and lock the screen, the mouse left click won't go back to work. If I suspend the computer, the keyboard won't get back to work. It started ...
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Trigger Screensaver/Off monitor

IS it possible to somehow trigger screensaver or make the monitor sleep/off? I want to disable screensaver/monitor sleep as it gets annoying at times, however I still want a way to save power via such ...
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Lock Screen causes screensaver to crash, session freezes [closed]

Whenever the screen is locked (either by menu or by switching users), bug buddy show up saying the screensaver has crashed, then the entire session freezes up and can't do anything. It must be killed ...
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Photo Gallery Screensaver

How can I set up a screensaver to randomly display images from one folder from the harddrive. This was extremely easy in Windows, but I can't figure out how to set it up in Ubuntu.
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Can I disable monitor dimming/screen saver when playing videos? VLC/Web(HTML5/Flash/Silverlight/QuickTime) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? Is it possble to disable Monitor dimming/Screensaver only on video playback? For me, videos ...
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Screen freezes upon screensaver when playing video [closed]

Trying to install Natty on a Pent dual, core 2.50 GHz, 4gb ram, nvidia 8400 with 260.19.44. I have 10.10 installed and it works perfect. When i install 11.04 all goes well but when it goes in to ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked?

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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How to disable gnome-screensaver with a remote control?

So I've got a remote control and I want to make it so that when I press a button, my screensaver goes away but the problem is that when I set the keyboard shortcut and the screensaver is running, it ...
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How to run a web browser as a screensaver

I would like to set up a custom application (a separate profile of Firefox browser in my case) to be fired instead of screensaver. I am using Gnome desktop environment. Technically it doesn't have to ...
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Screen Saver Does Not Show When On Battery

I use gnome-screensaver on my system, and it operates near my expectations. One question. Is there a way to get the screensaver to show up when the system is operating on battery power only? Right ...
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Screen Savers: Windows .scr In Ubuntu?

Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm a Star Trek fan, and there's this screensaver that's for Windows that mimics a Star Trek systems panel, and I'd love to have that on Ubuntu (so would some of ...
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xdaliclock in gnome-screensaver

At the moment I use xscreensaver with xdaliclock. Now I want to replace xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. Now my question is: How to configure gnome-screensaver to use xdaliclock?
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Screen off animation similar to Android Gingerbread?

Just curious, but I love the look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lv1p4TvRw4 Is there something similar to this for Ubuntu, when shutting down, or logging out, or even when the screen goes to ...
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Screensaver Freezes? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 10.04. Over the last couple of days, I am having a weird problem: once the machine gets into screen saver, it is impossible to get it "out". I do see the mouse cursor move as I move ...
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How can I change or shut off a screensaver setting without using Gnome

I set a screensaver that freezes my computer and because changing the screensaver using the Gnome desktop displays the screensaver it locks up my computer before I can make the change. I would ...
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Running a webbrowser on the screen saver or login screen?

I would really like people to be able to use my locked computer to surf, so I would like some way to run a browser on login screen. So can I make GDM run Firefox in some way? It would be cooler if I ...
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Use video file as a screensaver?

I want to make my video to be a screensaver. Is there any software to make it?
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How to lock xscreensaver on suspend

Hy! I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, it works great so far, but I can't get it to lock my session when I suspend my laptop. Any ideas how to do that? Ubuntu 10.10 Dell Vostro 1310 ...
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How to make xlock use the first key I hit as a part of my password

I just switched from Arch Linux to Ubuntu 10.10. I'm running the Fluxbox window manager, and I use xlockmore to lock my screen with the following key shortcut: 192 :Exec xlock-mode marquee ...
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Monitor turning off instead of activating the screensaver, how do I prevent it?

I have a screensaver configured to activate after 5 minutes. When the time elapses, instead of activating the screensaver, my monitor turns off. I tried playing with settings, and searching the ...
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How do I stop the screen from being locked on suspend?

On GNOME the screen locks when I suspend, and I find that a bit annoying (no one else in the house uses ubuntu anyway haha). What can I do to stop this?
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Screen Savers not working after Maverick Upgrade

After doing an in-place upgrade from Lucid to Maverick, my screen savers no longer work. I get a background that the panel/title-bar image, but no screen saver. I see no messages in dmesg, and don't ...
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Where does one get pretty screensavers for Xubuntu (xfce, xscreensaver)?

I browsed through the default set of screensavers and the most are ugly, a couple are decent and the only quality ones are Flurry, GLSlideshow, MetaBalls are PopSquares. Where does one find more nice ...
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Is there any way to set hardware profiles based on where I am at?

Like in windows xp you use to be able to create a new hard profile and then you select which one you want before windows boots. Basically what I want to do is kill the screen saver when I go home, ...
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Screensaver forces logout? [closed]

I am using the most recent ubuntu desktop edition 10.10. Everything works fine, except the screensaver. Instead of going to the screensaver the OS forces a logout and all my apps are shutdown. ...
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How to prevent GNOME Screensaver's “random” option from including Images directory?

I love GNOME Screensaver application and all the themes that can use be used with it -the defaults and additionals from the repositories. So I would like to prefer the "Random" theme selection. The ...
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Screensaver + lock double login problem after Maverick upgrade

Just found something strange after updating from 10.04 to 10.10. I've set up my screensaver to lock the account when activated. When I log back in, I see my desktop for a second and then the ...
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How can I add screensavers?

I guess some of the screensavers in Ubuntu are nice. But I'd really like more. So I would like to know if anyone knows a website with screensavers for Ubuntu? Also, I am particularly looking for a ...
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On resume from screensaver, gnome cannot accept keyboard input

I've had this problem for a long while... First the computer goes into screensaver. Then when it resumes the currently focused window cannot receive keyboard events of any kind until focus is lost ...