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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 page after some time; and I prefer to lock the sceen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." feature, e.g. when I leave my desk. While trying ...
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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 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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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 ...
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How to fix: screen saver greys out but does not turn off the screen after update?

Currently my settings are: grey off the screen to save power checked, turn off the screen after 3 mins. It worked fine until I did a mass update. It looks like turn off setting is not applied - ...
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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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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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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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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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Screen blanker problem

Ubuntu 14.10. I have enable screen blank after 5 minutes but after that screen is turning off for one second and turning on again. My graphic card is Intel GM965: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Screensaver not working in 14.10

After the upgrade to trusty my screensaver stopped working. Gnome screensaver's settings tell it to start only on Gnome sessions (OnlyShowIn=GNOME and AutostartCondition=GNOME3 unless-session gnome in ...
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There's no screensaver that shows one picture after the other (as in windows)?

I want to use a bunch of photos as screensaver. I haven't found any screensaver that just prints out at the screen each photo, one after the other. The closest thing that I'm using is the ...
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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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unity - how to detect if the screen is locked?

both of these only work after the screen that was locked gets blanked; but they sometimes fail also, when for any reason the screen doesnt blanks... gnome-screensaver-command --query ...
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Replace Light Locker with Gnome screensaver

There have been many issues reported concerning Light Locker. Sometimes the lock doesn't work, it locks by itself when not supposed to and many more. Bottom line is Light Locker's major issue is, it ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.4 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.4, using unity desktop and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in ...
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xset startup command not running on startup

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE as my desktop environment. After disabling screen blanking and screensaver from settings, my screen still went blank after 10 minutes no matter what I've tried. So I ...
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Xscreensaver error xubuntu [closed]

When idle, instead of seeing screensavers, i got an error related to xscreensaver, i don't know what exactly, i'll take a picture of it soon and update the question When Idle, I move the mouse to ...
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Stop Xscreensaver from locking screen once screensaver starts

I have installed Lubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if there was a way to keep it from locking the screen when the screensaver starts? The "lock screen after X minutes" box is unchecked, so that is not ...
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How to stop having to enter password twice to unlock the screen?

Recently when I lock my Ubuntu 14.04 account I have to write my password twice in two different places before getting in. This happened recently. I think I might have installed some stuff that I saw ...
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How to turn off / hide the mouse when screensaver is active in KDE 4?

I've got a standard Ubuntu system with KDE 4.13. It could probably be considered 'kubuntu'. When the screensaver comes on, the mouse is visible and quite prominent on top. How do I set the ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked with the new Unity interface?

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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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 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 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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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...