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

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lock/unlock events for in C++ app which should not depend on screen savers

We have a product, which was developed for Windows. Because of customer request we are developing it for Linux also. So being a beginner to Linux, have migrated most of it (which I loved it). Now got ...
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Lock screen automatically in Cinnamon

How can I set computer to turn off my monitor and lock my screen after a minute in Cinnamon. In Unity I can just go to brightness and lock and set it but in Cinnamon I can't see that setting. If I go ...
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lockscreen turns of music + does play 'lock-sound'

My computer automatically locks its screen (as its supposed to do) after the 30 seconds that i've asked for in the lock screen settings menu. Since upgrading from the 13.10 to the 14.04 system, the ...
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Need to run xscreensaver in ONE of the TWO monitors in a multihead setup - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a multihead setup with two monitors, running Ubuntu 12.04. How to make xscreensaver run in one monitor. Need only one of the following lines present, on invoking xscreensaver. xscreensaver: ...
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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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BlueProximity and LightDM / Xubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to use BlueProximity to lock/unlock my session in Xubuntu 14.04. Problem is that I could not find LightDM command for unlocking a screen (googled several times). I would prefer not to ...
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How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like xscreensaver to lock my session using the standard GNOME lockscreen, instead of using the horrible 1990's xscreensaver lockscreen prompt (sorry guys but it needs a facelift). I know this is ...
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How to fix: Flash playing a video doesn't cancel display suspention?

Current & no like: screen gets suspended regardless to Firefox / Chrome Flash video being played at the time. Desired & like: screen suspension is canceled while Flash video is playing. So ...
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How to disable sleep/screensaver Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC?

I watch VLC for a while, then about 15 min. later, it sleeps. Where can i find the how to disable the screen-saver or how to disable sleep?
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tv connected, laptop monitor should turn off

Have HP nvidia 7400M gpu laptop with VGA connected to sony TV. Have been using ubuntu with my Sony LCD for 4 years. Earlier in 2011-12 the screensaver would run on the monitor and switch it off even ...
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Xscreensaver not Working Properly in Lubutu 14.04

I have installed Xscreensave using the command in Lubuntu 14.04. sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra After installing, when I try to launch the ...
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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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Monitor not turning off when screen saver is on

I installed Ubuntu for the first time 3 weeks ago and I really love it. I have Ubuntu 12.04. My only problem is that when screen saver is on, it just shows blank screen, and not turning off the ...
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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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Screen freezes after screen saver when watching fullscreen videos. Disable screensaver when using flash

Update: libflashplayer is installed on my system, firefox just isnt using it.... I discovered this hack-sawing through my root directory with ls -R / | grep libflashplayer I want to disable the ...
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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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How do I prevent Xubuntu 14.04 from turning off when listening to music?

i don't want settings turned to never. I also tried the Caffeine app but couldn't even get it to start, and so here I am. Thanks in advance!
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Xfce screen goes black after some time

My Xfce goes black after some time when I'm not using computer. I already checked from setting/screensaver that mode is set to be disable screen saver, but the screen still goes black. How can I make ...
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Xubuntu 14.04, Power Manager, Screensaver

When my computer is inactive, I keep getting a black screen and the screen goes into locked mode asking for a password, even though in Power Manager I have "Never" set for actions and monitor and ...
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How do I disable the screensaver/lock?

When I'm watching a film in Mythtv the screen turns to black every 10 - 15 mins and I have to log back into Ubuntu. Very annoying! How do I disable the black screen / screensaver / logout in Unity? ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Hangs While Screen is Off

I have an Asus G73JW laptop with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. While I'm using the laptop, it works quite well - but if I leave the laptop unattended for a while, I come back it will have a ...
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Lubuntu - Disable screen saver…for real this time?

I know this has been asked multiple times. I have tried multiple things, however nothing I seem to do stick. I am trying to disable the screen saver/screen blanking on Lubuntu 14.04. I've tried the ...
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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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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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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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xscreensaver to load at startup?

Greetings I am running UBUNTU 12.04 and logging in on UBUNTU 3D. Wondering if anyone knows the definitive answer to getting xscreensaver to load at start-up? I have removed gnome screensaver, ...
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How to alias one command to be resolved into another command?

AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for long command. But what to do if I want to alias one command to another? I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the ...
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Laptop screen goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 12.04.4 LTS, Precise Pangolin; the desktop is KDE. Starting today, the display goes blank after 33 seconds of inactivity. Clicking or even moving the mouse, or ...
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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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ctrl+alt+l not activating screensaver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+l would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+l ...
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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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Privacy issue when waking up suspended machine

Using Xfce, when I close the notebook lid it suspends, and when I open the lid it wakes up. When it wakes up it shows the screensaver until I press a key or move the mouse then it asks me for my ...
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Disable lock screensaver

The latest update for 14.04 changed the lock screen behaviour. For a while during development of 14.04, the lock screen would not run the screensaver - just lock the screen. The following links to ...
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Keep Windows in VirtualBox from locking

I am running a corporate image of Windows 7 in a VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine. Because of restrictions from the corporation I am not allowed to change Windows so it will not turn on screensaver and ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.2 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.2 and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in fullscreen in vlc the ...
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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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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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How can i change startup applications in Lubuntu

I installed xscreensaver in lubuntu 13.10 and it wont start up auto. Neither will my power manager (using a laptop) I do not see "Startup Apps" anywhere
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Ubuntu screensaver unlocking itself automatically 13.10

I like to listen to music while going to bed, so I turn music on and switch the screen off of my laptop. Somehow, since a couple of weeks the screen won't switch off. Like I were moving the mouse, ...
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How to enlarge the dimming time of the screen saver

Before switching off the screen, the screen saver dims the screen a bit. For me, the time of having the screen dimmed is not long enough, so I often have to retype my password. I'd like to have a ...
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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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Suspend computer and turn screen off gradually

I am looking for a feature that I had before and I can't find no more. At first, my screen would turn off gradually after being inactive for whatever many minutes it was set to. This gradual ...
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xmonad with a 5 minute screensaver and 10 minute suspend on idle

I'd really like to have i3lock kick in after 5 minutes of user idle behaviour, going to suspend after 10 minutes. I thought the following (.xsession) would work, but the pm-suspend never kicks in: ...
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How can I push screen savers with extention .scr files to all ubuntu machines which are added in a domain in windows 2003

I configured a domain a windows2003 machine and added many ubuntu machine to this domain . how can i push screen savers .scr file to all these ubuntu client machines from domain
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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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Setting screensaver through domain

I am using Windows Server 2003 and there are a lot of machines in my domain. 75% of the machines are dual boot systems. Using both Windows and Ubuntu in same Windows domain. Now I can push ...
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How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?

I am trying to to set a global screensaver and blanking idle timout (with screen locking) that will affect all new user accounts. I noticed that gnome-screensaver in 12.04 when configured by a user, ...