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

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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 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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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 video ...
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How do I disable the blank console “screensaver” on Ubuntu Server?

How to disable blank screensaver on Ubuntu Server? There's no desktop or X, only console (command-line interface).
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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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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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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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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 make Ubuntu not to lock the screen while running VMware in fullscreen?

I am running Windows XP inside VMware Player. I have two monitors and I keep VMware in fullscreen on the second monitor. The problem is that if I work long enough in inside Windows XP, Ubuntu locks ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Screen Savers: Windows .scr In Ubuntu?

Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm a Star Trek fan, and there's this screensaver that's for Windows that mimics a Star Trek systems panel, and I'd love to have that on Ubuntu (so would some of ...
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How to lock xscreensaver on suspend

Hy! I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, it works great so far, but I can't get it to lock my session when I suspend my laptop. Any ideas how to do that? Ubuntu 10.10 Dell Vostro 1310 ...
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GNOME lock screen (screensaver) is missing music controls

I have a custom Ubuntu 12.10 configuration (started out as a minimal installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with a number of other packages such as Gnome Shell selectively installed via apt-get and then ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 disable the screen saver in 12.04 system wide?

I have a similar problem as this post: How do I turn off the screen saver using the command line? However, these new commands (and likewise if I set the options from the GUI) only seem to work if I ...
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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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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 gnome-...
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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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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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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 I'...
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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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Difference between gnome-screensaver-command -a and gnome-screensaver-command -l

I was trying to figure out difference between gnome-screensaver-command -a and gnome-screensaver-command -l According to the gnome-screensaver-command man page... -l, --lock ...
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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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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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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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Is watching a video on HDD using VLC, or a youtube video in a browser considered as 'computer idle'?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (natty). I have read 'Screen goes blank when VLC is playing video'. My question is similar, but also I have this problem when viewing a video on youtube. I am not quite clear ...
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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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How do I prevent screensaver to come up when watching full-window videos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I can't prevent the screensaver from coming up when watching videos in full screen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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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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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 "carousel"...
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Disable Screensaver (Black Screen) in Ubuntu 12.04

Background : I have an application which is running on top of Ubuntu 12.04. When I boot up the device, it will automatically open the application and running until power off the device. Problem : ...
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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 - ...