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

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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...