XScreenSaver is a collection of free screensavers. It can be used as an alternative to gnome-screensaver.

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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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Having computer switch to guest account after a certain amount of time

Instead of having the screensaver lock my computer is it possible to have it switch to the guest account instead. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit Thanks
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Screen locking does not work after upgrade

I'm using Xscreensaver. I replaced gnome-screensaver with it. Made such link: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command However, hitting Ctrl+Alt+L does nothing ...
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Kiosk mode for 13.10

I cant get the kiosk mode to work 13.10. I tried using the instructions for 12.04 - setting up ubuntu as a kiosk web appliance - but it doesn't work. There is no log in screen settings on 13.10 like ...
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Whenever Xscreensaver locks my screen my keyboard and mouse stops responding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled gnome screensaver and got Xscreensaver working almost perfect. The only problem I am having is when my laptop is running Xscreensaver for more than 5 ...
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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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gnome-screensaver still trying to load after installing xscreensaver?

After installing xscreensaver, as detailed here, including removing gnome-screensaver, it still appears in the logs (syslog) that something is trying to launch gnome-screensaver: ...
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xscreensaver dies when monitor is switched off / gnomescreensaver exposes other screen [closed]

I have a rather strange problem to report. I have installed the fglrx module for my AMD HD7750 gfx card, multihead (not Xinerama). When executing a screenlock in XFCE (by default, xscreensaver), and ...
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Set a screensaver as wallpaper in Unity?

Is this possible on Ubuntu desktop 12.04? Specifically, I would like to run xscreensaver as the Unity desktop wallpaper.
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Two problems, both with either lock or suspend.

I recently did two things that may be the cause of either of them. 1) I started using a second screen 2) I installed xscreensaver instead of the stock, power saving option. My first question is ...
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Lubuntu Saucy (13.10) autostart doesn't work

I've followed all the instructions here: How to add startup applications in lubuntu? The only apps I'm trying to run with autostart are Kupfer and Xscreensaver. My Lubuntu isn't the desktop version. ...
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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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Locked out by XScreenSaver

In my Ubuntu 13.04, I suddenly found that though I can login, I am immediately blocked by XScreenSaver. So, I can no longer get into my account. I do have the root password if needed, and can get ...
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.xscreensaver file not generating in Ubuntu 12.04

I need to deploy some custom screensaver settings onto a few Ubuntu systems that I manage through puppet configuration management tool. I was thinking of making a custom .xscreensaver file and ...
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screensaver script

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. I need to write a script which would automatically add some images from a FTP server, and the screensaver would run a slideshow of these. Any suggestions or help will ...
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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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radeon: GPU lockup CP stall

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with latest update, however after some minutes when screen goes to screen saver(which is XScreenSaver), I can't see the login box so I tried to shift to TTY1 and login to the ...
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When waking laptop with xscreensaver installed, computer goes back to sleep 13.04

So I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a Dell Inspiron 6400 with xscreensaver, i removed gnome-screensaver and my system is locked using a password... When i press the Fn+Suspend keys, it goes to sleep ...
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Electricsheep Not Working in Raring 13.04

I just downloaded Electricsheep four days before I updated my Ubuntu software and I fell in love with it. After I upgraded to 13.04, I'm kind of upset in saying that Electricsheep no longer works. I ...
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How can I identify the name of the last played xscreensaver?

Is there a way to identify the name of which screensaver was last playing an xscreensaver session? Is there a log or of which screensaver played last in xscreensaver, in a scriptfile or on the system ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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XScreenSaver does not turn monitor off in Lubuntu

If I minimize Thunderbird or Firefox or whatever I currently am working on, then leave the system alone it should turn the monitor off after a set number of minutes. XScreenSaver is not turning off ...
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Xscreensaver locking issue

I recently switched from Gnome screensaver to Xscreensaver and I have been facing problems in making Xscreesaver lock my session when I suspend my system. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Replacing xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver, problems(Xubuntu)

I found this helpful question Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu) but the executable gnome-screensaver-preferences can't be found. So I'm not sure what to do, to get ...
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Ugly lock screen in Xubuntu

when I lock my screen, I don't get the nice login dialog which is present after my laptop reboot. I get something ugly similar to this: I googled this picture, it is not exact screenshot, but it is ...
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Run xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver lock screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.10, and I just switched over from 11.04. I'd like to use the xscreensaver functionality (actually, all I want is for electricsheep to run in the background after I have locked ...
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Asciiquarium, xscreensaver and xubuntu

I downloaded Asciiquarium perl script from this site: http://www.robobunny.com/projects/asciiquarium/html/ I copied it to "local binary" and it's run properly if execute as program. what I wonder, ...
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How do I make VLC completely disable xscreensaver?

There are some Internet hits for this query, but none has a satisfying answer. How can I make VLC and xscreensaver play nice together on Ubuntu 12.10 (using xmonad, not Unity or GNOME or anything)? ...
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Alternative screen lock out to Xscreensaver?

In most operating systems like Windows this was a nice feature, that when I walked away from the computer for the set amount of time - lets say 15 minutes - it would go into suspend. When I would ...
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How to add multiple directories to Xscreensaver?

What i learned from reading man page for xscreensaver MAN page that i will have to edit .xscreensaver under my home directory. In here there is option to set directory set with option ...
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Force xscreensaver to go fullscreen on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 instead of gnome-screensaver. When xscreensaver activates, the unity top- and sidepanel are still visible. Does anyone know how to force those to the ...
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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 do I set Xscreensaver to autostart?

I've just installed xscreensaver instead of gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04 in gnome-session-fallback (Gnome Classic) mode. It works fine, but I have a problem: I put "xscreensaver -no-splash" ...
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Kubuntu screensaver won't autostart

Am using Ubuntu Lucid + kubuntu-desktop. NVidia works fine. Screensavers set to autostart & worked fine after initial install. Now screensaver attempted to start (brief flash of black only) but ...
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xscreensaver already locked?

I'm no longer able to lock my screen with Ctrl-Alt-L, and $ xscreensaver-command -lock xscreensaver-command: already locked. What is going on here? Is this functionality broken? ...
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Screen not locked after switching users with xscreensaver installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lock screen when XScreenSaver was installed I wanted some screensaver in addition to the default screen blanking. I installed xscreensaver from the SoftwareCenter & ...
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How to prevent screen locking when lid is closed?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (no Unity), gnome-screen-saver has been removed and replaced with xscreensaver. The screensaver stuff all works fine -- no complaints there. When I close my laptop ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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How Do I Use a Photos Directory as my Screensaver?

I just upgraded to version 11.10 and found how to enable xscreensaver. However, I'm very disappointed that I don't have the option to use my photos directory as a screen saver option. What do I ...
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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 ...