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

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How to turn off screen (DPMS) together with locking session in KDE?

First of all, I'm aware a similar question for GNOME is asked here: "Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen". Objective I would like to turn off my screen on locking the session for power ...
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How to run cmatrix without error using '-l' option in Terminal (not console)

I have installed cmatrix using the command: sudo apt-get install cmatrix And when running the command: cmatrix -l In console I get a very cool looking font with matrix like symbols. But when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, disable password lock when waking from screensaver for ALL users

I am in the middle of setting up a bunch of lab computers running Ubuntu 14.04 at the local University and would like to disable the need to use a password when exiting screen saver (but not necessary ...
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14.04 Screen does not recover after blanking

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with an NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU running the nvidia-331 driver, driving a 4K UHD screen. I have set nomodeset in /etc/default/grub to be able to use the ...
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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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Cannot log-in at locked screensaver, must log-in with “switch user..”

I have configured my screensavers to lock the desktop after some time; and sometimes, e.g. when I leave my desk, I prefer to lock the screen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." ...
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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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Subscribe for DBUS event of screen power off

My MacBook Pro has a keyboard backlight which is pretty awesome, but there's a slight bug: the screen turns off after a given amount of time, but the keyboard backlight stays on. I've copied over ...
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xUbuntu: screensaver settings are missed with dual monitor

I've installed xUbuntu 14.04 since 2013. Two weeks ago I've bought a new monitor, so now my pc have 2 monitor. I'm searching for the screensaver settings, but in my Settings Manager there isn't: ...
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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console?

I have got the console screensaver cmatrix, and I was wondering if there is anyway of getting it to turn on after a certain amount of inactivity in the console you are in? OS Information: ...
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KDE lock screen appears when in Google Hangout

How can I disable the KDE lock screen from automatically appearing, but only when I am in a Google Hangout (in Chrome)?
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How to execute a shutdown with timer and screensaver command in a script

I made this script when executed will shutdown my system (after some time) and should enable a screensaver. #!/bin/bash sudo shutdown -h +30 gnome-screensaver-command -a There are mainly two ...
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XScreenSaver Lock Screen

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 And my settings are as follows: And it is all working fine and that, but I ...
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A screen saver app is wanted

Ubuntu 15.04 is installed, which has a blank mode for saving power. But, I want to display a screen saver when it comes to tea time. What should I do? The file is located following url built for ...
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Using an application as a screensaver

I have an application that I would like to run every time my computer is idled, and (much less important) I would like to send a sigterm signal whenever any input is received. For those wondering, the ...
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looking for lunux screensaver

A long time ago I was using a very cool screensaver on my ubuntu system. Since I have to format and reinstall the system (learning linux is not without risks...). Unfortunnaly I don't remember the ...
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How do I stop my screensaver from darkening and pausing? It happens frequently and I need to stop this

My screen keeps dimming and while it is dimmed, it pauses for a few minutes and this happens very frequently. I have gone into settings in the desktop and screensaver, but this does no good. I have ...
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Lubuntu enforces screen lock

I can't disable screen lock in Lubuntu. In Power management I have it unchecked. There is another option "Enable light locker" in the "Light locker settings". I also have this unchecked but I still ...
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Ubuntu 14 intermittently can't come out of hibernation / sleep mode

Sometimes when my Ubuntu 14 goes into hibernation mode then pressing a key won't bring it back. What could be wrong? Now I must make a hard powercycling to get back to my desktop if the screensaver ...
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How can I make an SWF in to a screensaver?

I want to make this: http://futzi01.deviantart.com/art/Way-too-many-Pinkies-338211681 in to a screensaver, but I don´t know how to. Can someone give me a tutorial or something? I downloaded ...
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Why won't XScreensaver install from the command line?

All I know is that I get the following output in my terminal: supuhstar@SupuhComp-U:~$ sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod -y ...
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Screen locks automatically after certain amount of time [duplicate]

The screen locks automatically after 5 minutes when I am watching YouTube on fullscreen. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu Gnome: Screen Shield duration

I was wondering if there is a way to set the time which has to pass after the screen to be turned off. Every time I lock the computer (Ctrl + Alt + L), the screen turns off inmediately. I would like ...
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Running a windows screensaver via wine [duplicate]

I'm trying to get Free Fire Screensaver to run on my Kubuntu 14.10 machine. I've managed to install it under wine and now have an .exe file to start the fire effect (which works exactly as it should, ...
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New desktop dies when starting OpenGL screensavers

I got some new screensavers (sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra) and it had some nice OpenGL screensavers on it. When I start some of them (one of them is ...
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How to disable xscreensaver lock on suspend?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed xscreensaver. As I am the only user on this computer and I am only using the computer for music, movies, and some web browsing I have no ...
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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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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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Screensavers not showing up in xscreensaver list

I recently switched to xscreensaver in 14.10 and it's running just fine. Except when I added the gluqlo screensaver, it just refuses to show up in the xscreensaver panel. Might I have missed a step ...
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I want to see the electric sheep “screensaver” on my ubuntu boxes

I have a number of laptops and PCs running in my home, generally running Ubuntu 14.04 with the gnome window manager I used to love having the Electric Sheep screen saver, I understand the Gnome ...
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Ubuntu loses network connection and dpms becomes re-enabled after unplugging AC adapter on Macbook Pro

On Ubuntu 14.01, when I unplug my AC adapter, the network connection is lost (even with connected to wired via eth0). Also, the dpms settings are lost. So even though I run "xset -dpms", that setting ...
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Upgrading XScreenSaver

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 But now when I launch XScreenSaver I get this: So I went to the website and ...
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Keyboard-shortcut to reset the graphic card driver

I would like to fix the on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Ubuntu 14.04 occasionanal blank screen. Since the only workaround is to close the lid and reopen it, I guess the graphic-card gets a hang-up that is gone if ...
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LTSP Ubuntu thinks I'm a different user, but $USER and $HOME are correct

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 system with the XFCE4 desktop as a fat LTSP client. Ubuntu seems to be under the impression that I'm a different user. When I go into the terminal, the \u portion of PS1 ...
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How do I play mame games on 12.10 without being interrupted by the screensaver?

"gnome-screensaver-command -p" is gone in 12.10 so mame can't poke to keep the screen alive. Is there a command I can add before "mame" to deactivate the screensaver and one to reactivate it after I ...
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Monitor disconnected when screens go black

Since short I have a new 4K monitor connected to my AMD R9 280x on Xubuntu 14.04 via DisplayPort. I have a second monitor connected to the computer as well via HDMI. What I'm observing is that when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen lock policy

We have a security policy that the Ubuntu desktops have to lock the screen after 10 minutes.I use to use xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 for this by removing gnome-screensaver and overwriting the config ...
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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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Disable blank screen in 12.04

After my computer with ubuntu 12.04 has been idle for a short while, the screen will go blank, and even enter standby mode. I have tried this: System Settings -> Brightness and Lock -> Turn off ...
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Query screensaver status from Python e.g. via dbus

I want to do this, but in Python: Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked? I know I can do it by launching a process: gnome-screensaver-command --query and I know I can track ...
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customize ubuntu with bash scripts - never turn the screen off [duplicate]

I'd like to disable the screen from dimming automatically. It is manually done in Settings > Brightness & Lock > Turn screen off when inactive for: Never. I want to do it with a shell ...
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USB Power Saving Settings

I have a USB weather station. If the screensaver kicks on (blank screen and lock), data from the weather station stalls out. I can lock the screen manually and I have no issues at all with the ...
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Confused about Light Locker/Power Manager settings in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, Light Locker and Power Manager settings are different control panel views, however, there are screensaver settings inside Light Locker's one. Anyway, there's no screensaver options ...
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can you set the screensaver to go on less than 1 minute?

I'm actually using an older version of xubuntu currently (only temporarily). I mainly use my computer for listening to music, and if i want to skip a song, change volume, or see what song is playing, ...
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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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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 to override the screensaver settings in the MATE desktop:

I installed mate onto Ubuntu 14.04. Before installing mate, I had the Unity and LXDE (Lubuntu Packages) desktop enviroments installed. I installed mate and rebooted. After that, I got two network ...
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How to let gnome-screensaver turn off the monitor when locked in commandline?

I am using Trusty but not unity desktop. I lock my screen by gnome-screensaver-command -l. Seems like in default configuration, gnome-screensaver won't save my power. I found this which did not work. ...
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x11vnc -gone: Cannot lock screen using gnome screensaver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server and installed a 'light weight' gnome desktop using sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I have also installed x11vnc sudo ...