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

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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 ...
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SWF file as screensaver

I'd like to use an SWF file as screensaver. From xscreensaver FAQ: To play SWF Flash animations: Macromedia's stand-alone Flash player has xscreensaver support, as of version 6.0.79 and ...
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Disable Screensaver While Using Hulu Desktop

There is a file in your home folder that allows you to configure some settings for Hulu Desktop: ~/.huludesktop. It has an option for scripts to run to dis/en-able the screensaver. I would like to ...
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Strange window popping on Gnome

A couple of days ago, when I came back to my computer after a couple of hours, the following window was on my desktop: The title bar said "gnome-screensaver-dialog". That's it. I just clicked OK, ...
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How can I make and distribute an Ubuntu screensaver?

I have no programming language preferences and I have a good knowledge of OpenGL coding. If I could use something like OpenFrameworks or Processing as a base, that would be ideal.
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Set Boinc as a screensaver

I have a BOINC Manager installed contributing to World Community Grid. Is there a way to set this to run as a screensaver visually in Ubuntu?