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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 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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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 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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ASCII screensaver for the command-line or a TUI?

This question was closed due to being too broad, so I'll be more specific with regard to ASCII animations here =) Are there any ASCII animations that can be used as screensavers - either in the TUI ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 off animation similar to Android Gingerbread?

Just curious, but I love the look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lv1p4TvRw4 Is there something similar to this for Ubuntu, when shutting down, or logging out, or even when the screen goes to ...
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Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)

I have recently apt-get remove'd xscreensaver and apt-get install'd gnome-screensaver. This appears not to have worked because when I press the Lock Screen menu item, nothing happens. I have tried ...
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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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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console? [duplicate]

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: No LSB ...
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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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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 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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Use video file as a screensaver?

I want to make my video to be a screensaver. Is there any software to make it?
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How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want 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 can I add screensavers?

I guess some of the screensavers in Ubuntu are nice. But I'd really like more. So I would like to know if anyone knows a website with screensavers for Ubuntu? Also, I am particularly looking for a ...
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Where does one get pretty screensavers for Xubuntu (xfce, xscreensaver)?

I browsed through the default set of screensavers and the most are ugly, a couple are decent and the only quality ones are Flurry, GLSlideshow, MetaBalls are PopSquares. Where does one find more nice ...
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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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xdaliclock in gnome-screensaver

At the moment I use xscreensaver with xdaliclock. Now I want to replace xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. Now my question is: How to configure gnome-screensaver to use xdaliclock?
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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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Screensaver forces logout? [closed]

I am using the most recent ubuntu desktop edition 10.10. Everything works fine, except the screensaver. Instead of going to the screensaver the OS forces a logout and all my apps are shutdown. ...
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How do I stop the screensaver from coming on during VLC movie watching?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and my screensaver keeps coming on while I'm watching a movie. I don't remember this happening in 11.04 and can't remember how to stop it?
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mplayer does not disable screensaver

so i have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and i installed smplayer from the repositories. The thing is when i play a movie (even in full screen) the screen saver comes up. I have to disable screensaver ...
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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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Screensaver Freezes? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 10.04. Over the last couple of days, I am having a weird problem: once the machine gets into screen saver, it is impossible to get it "out". I do see the mouse cursor move as I move ...
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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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How can I change or shut off a screensaver setting without using Gnome

I set a screensaver that freezes my computer and because changing the screensaver using the Gnome desktop displays the screensaver it locks up my computer before I can make the change. I would ...
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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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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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Kubuntu and screen savers

After upgrading to Kubuntu 11.4 I am not able to choose any other screen savers than Blank screen and Random (which is the same as blank since there are no other screen savers available). How can I ...
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Disable Screensaver While Using Hulu Desktop

There is a file in your home folder that allows you to configure some settings for Hulu Desktop: ~/.huludesktop. It has an option for scripts to run to dis/en-able the screensaver. I would like to ...
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VLC does not inhibit screen blanking

I have an issue which could be a bug, but before reporting it, I want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong. When watching a movie with VLC on fullscreen, approximately in 10 minutes the screen ...
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How to prevent screensaver from locking the screen in Unity

Just upgraded to 11.10 and there is one pretty annoying thing: whenever Unity decides that my laptop was idle for too long, the screen goes black and -- the most annoying part -- locks up. Thus, two ...
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Run auto-disper automatically on device wake/thaw

I'm using a Thinkpad W510 and constantly change locations. I'm using disper and auto-disper to change screen profiles (undocked; laptop screen + external screen; two external screens). I wanted to ...
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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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How to stop screensavers when playing a video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback I'm on Lubuntu and am using the default video player to play videos, but if I leave the mouse unmoved for too long the ...
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Strange window popping on Gnome

A couple of days ago, when I came back to my computer after a couple of hours, the following window was on my desktop: The title bar said "gnome-screensaver-dialog". That's it. I just clicked OK, ...
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Trigger Screensaver/Off monitor

IS it possible to somehow trigger screensaver or make the monitor sleep/off? I want to disable screensaver/monitor sleep as it gets annoying at times, however I still want a way to save power via such ...
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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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How do I prevent the blank screensaver when using keyboard shortcut to lock the computer?

I lock my computer a lot, and was wondering if there was a way to get the lock screen when I hit ctrl + alt + L. Right now when I use that key combination it turns the screen black, and I have to hit ...
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How can I change power options to make my system “always on”?

Power options in 12.04 system settings has only one option: "Suspend when inactive", while I can't see any obvious settings I can change so that the system is always on - without locking the screen ...
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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 ...