Is there any console command to inhibit the screensaver in Ubuntu 11.10?

I don't want to have indicators like Caffeine for every function I need.

In Gnome 2.x it was something like gnome-screensaver --inhibit.

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Something like this should do the stuff :

gconftool --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled False

thus, you will disable the gnome-screensaver.

If you want to reactivate it after :

gconftool --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled True

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