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

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How do I get the 12.04 login screen to turn off screen after timeout?

On 12.04, the login screen doesn't timeout or go to screensaver after a set time. I have a number of machines in a testbed that spend a lot of time waiting for logins and I'm afraid the monitors will ...
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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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Long passphrase for login and short password for screensaver

The situation is that: For the encrypted home directory, any passphrase less than 10 characters is useless at all. If someone physically get the harddisk, the data and the other sensitive password ...
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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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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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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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Stop gnome-session trying to launch application

I would like to stop gnome-session trying to launch an application each time I login, namely gnome-screensaver.desktop (since I have uninstalled in favor of xscreensaver so currently get a syslog ...
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ATI card (Radeon HD 5850) forced screensaver settings

I just installed an ATI graphics (Radeon HD 5850) to my desktop swapping my nVidia GTS250. I noticed it turns off the output if idle for 2 minutes, Even if I was running a video! unless the ...
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Pidgin/Empathy are not recognizing webcam

i'm new to ubuntu and am having some issues doing a few things. I'm trying to video chat on yahoo but am having trouble getting pidgin or empathy to recognize my webcam. I also can't figure out how to ...
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Unable to disable screen saver

I have set 'Turn screen off' to Never in Brightness and Lock, but my screen still goes dark after some time being idle, unless I'm watching a movie in VLC or some other media player. What can I do to ...
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Display dims when not in use and it turns off when not in use or while watching movies

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and am using it on dell xps laptop now my problem is that Ubuntu does not provide power utility form where I can manage brightness of my screen, when to turn it off, after how much ...
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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 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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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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How can I configure the screensaver and energy-management options separately for two screens?

Background I have finally managed to use twinview with a TFT(1440x900@60Hz) and a TV(PAL,1024x576@50Hz) on nvidia (proprietary driver), configuring xorg.conf manually. I had to do this manually since ...
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Screensaver not activating in 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and the Unity desktop environment. I have my screen lock settings configured so it will blank the screen after 5 min. and lock it imediatly. The problem is it doesn't! ...
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Screensaver for login screen

I'd like to have the screensaver work on the login screen for a computer with multiple users. I've followed these instructions, modifying for cinnamon, but when I run the modified final command, ...
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Screensaver that displays random quotes

I have an app on my Android phone called Quotes that uses the daydream feature of Android to display random quotes while the phone is charging. I was wondering if there is a screensaver for linux that ...
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How can I enable screen saver on login?

System: Ubuntu 12.10 running Gnome The issue is that when Gnome launches, the mouse cursor is immediately placed over the Activities link enabling the Gnome menu. This means I can't immediately ...
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cannot change Lock dialog in ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 raring and when I want to change the lock dialog I was unable to find /usr/shared/gnome-screensaver nor any other files mentioned on the Internet That includes : ...
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Start screensaver on still pictures

I have an Ubuntu box connected to a plasma TV. Still images reduce the lifetime of plasma TVs and may cause pixel-burn. I am looking for a technique to start the screensaver if the picture on the ...
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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver ...
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Turn screen off when no motion in front of webcamera

Is it possible to automatic turn screen off when there is no motion detected in front of webcamera for X minutes ? Can i use sudo service motion start and xset dpms force on/off somehow ...
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display power saver logs me out

I recently got a second display. I am attempting to set it up so the two displays are in TwinView, with one landscape and one portrait orientation. After getting everything to work the way I wanted, ...
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Computer responds slowly when screen is locked

When my computer is locked, regardless of it timing out after 10 minutes or by me pressing CTRL+L, it takes forever to activate it. It also appears as if the time it takes is linear to the time it as ...
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How to enable lock screen button in Unity after installing xscreensaver?

I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the lock screen button does not work. The alias path - may be the XY problem AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for ...
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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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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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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 to temporarily disable Xfce monitor power off via bash

I have set up my monitor to go off after some minutes of inactivity, but when watching an internet stream in a browser this is unwanted, thus I'd like to have bash command that to disable (and later ...
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MATE fails to follow profiles

I'm having an issue with the MATE desktop. I installed it about 2 weeks ago, and there were seemingly no errors. It installed all of the required packages just fine and the desktop itself starts, and ...
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Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)?

Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)? This problem arrived after the 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade. Since then,I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and the problem is ...
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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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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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Kubuntu 13.10: Screensaver consumes lots of CPU even after done

After upgrading from Kubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, I'm finding that my screensavers are consuming about 30% of my CPU even after they have stopped. I've noticed this specifically with KDE Asciiquarium and a ...
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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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how do i change my screen saver picture

I do not know how to change the screensaver picture. I would like to replace the existing one to a picture I have saved in the files. How do I do this?
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Alternative Screensavers for Ubuntu

Are there any alternative screensavers for Ubuntu 12.04 other than xscreensaver,gnome-screensaver and cinnamon-screensaver?
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How can I run xlock in Ubuntu

I tried to run screensaver in Ubuntu but failed. Is this a bug in Ubuntu? jaakko@jaakko-VPCEB1S1E:~$ xlock -verbose XLock.erasemode: XLock.erasedelay: 400 XLock.erasetime: 2 XLock.allowaccess: ...
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Molecule Xscreensaver has almost unreadable text - Xubuntu 12.04-2 LTS

I previously had Kubuntu, but didn't like all of the bloat of KDE, and since I use open-box KDE wasn't necessary, so I moved. However now the text in *most Xscreensavers are unreadable, fixed width ...
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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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Using F-Spot as Screensaver

I am trying to get F-Spot to run as my screensaver. I have followed the recommended setup but it isn't doing anything. When I click on the large button "Make F-Spot my screensaver" what is suppose ...
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gnome-screensaver does not work on DISPLAY=:1 if it is already working at DISPLAY=:0, any workaround?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, and Unity conflicts with most 3D games I try to play. So, I have to use X :1 to play games. But that renders me with an un-lockable display... If I try to use xscreensaver at ...
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Login from Screensaver not working (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm working on a Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and got a weird problem that's driving me nuts. When I close the lid and try to login afterwards, my password won't get accepted. ...
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ubuntu unity launch screensaver with hotcorners

after looking all around I cannot find a way to launch the screensaver as soon as the mouse is located on a corner of the screen using "hotcorners". Is this functionality builtin and if yes how can I ...
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How to install these login themes?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME SHELL. I wish to change the lock screen's theme (no the login screen, just the lock screen (gnome-screensaver)). I've found these themes: ...