I know this seems like a weird question, and the answer is probably something way too complicated to get done by my numbskull, but how do I 'tweak' my logon/login screen setting to NOT go 'blank' a couple of seconds after it comes up, but to instead stay on for say 15, 30, etc. minutes instead before going 'blank' (ie log-in screen saver mode?) or even not go blank at all?

Does this when going to logon/login screen after logging out user - the logon/login screen when you initially boot-up stays on for quite awhile (seems booting up delays the ‘screen blanking’), but if you login user then log out and go to it, it does this ~ there for like two seconds then blank...

Using Ubuntu 18.04.3LTS 32-bit

FYI - I did manage to change the logon screen background successfully (after crashing the whole system TWICE and going into a panic before learning to use nano and not gedit at the grub's recovery mode ROOT prompt...then resolving other nutty things I was doing wrong) ;-)

  • old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/bionic does not show there's a 32-bit release of 18.04.3 Would you please provide the weblink you used to obtain a 32-bit release of 18.04.3 ? – K7AAY May 11 '20 at 19:24
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    There's no 32-bit ISO... but 32-bit is supported. – The MAJOR May 11 '20 at 21:59
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    I started by buying a 32-bit machine using 16.10, then upgraded to 17.04, then to 17.10 (nightmare), then finally to 18.04LTS and will not upgrade as my computer is old, but I could if I wanted to upgrade to 20.04LTS 32-bit... just not worth it. I do updates so I've gone from 18.04.1, to 18.04.2, and now at 18.04.3 with my kernel locked at 4.15.0-70 generic - HAPPY CAMPER :-) – The MAJOR May 11 '20 at 22:05
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    K7AAY - is that your HAM radio call? Mine's KG4YUU... – The MAJOR May 11 '20 at 22:06
  • was told to add "consoleblank=0" like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash consoleblank=0 pci=nomsi resume=UUID=cc68…(bunch of stuff)…8269” - but didn’t help… still blanks logon screen after a few seconds :-\ – The MAJOR May 21 '20 at 3:17

From: sandmann - Moderator on LinuxConfig.org forum

"Googled a bit about this, not much information to be found, only the same question, unanswered. Have you tried org.gnome.desktop.screensaver.idle-activation-enabled set to false with dconf-editor?"

Installed Dconf Editor, did the change (was from on to off, not true to false, but the info was essentially right on target!!!) - got REAL nervous as it is some kind registry editor, so I threw-up, then just did it... didn't fix it though... Seemed at first to have worked, but still doing the same thing - thanks for trying Sandmann…

You may ask ‘why was it important to this lady for the login screen to not blank?’ - well, I usually cut on the computer and wander off while it does it’s boot-up thing, then when I wander by and see it waiting and ready, I’ll get on it and do what I need to do (email, browse, etc.) ~ but, if I wander by and it is blank, I assume it isn’t on and just keep on wanderin’ by, sometimes leaving it in the blanked login screen for hours or even days.

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