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Odd USB issue after idle

Sometimes when my machine goes idle I lose the ability to connect new USB devices to it. When this happens any USB devices that are currently connected continue to work, but anything new that is ...
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23.04 Upgrade - no more deep sleep

Since upgrading to 23.04 I've noticed that my laptop no longer enters deep sleep (suspend to RAM / S0i3). One of the reasons I switched from Tumbleweed back to Ubuntu was that I had issues getting ...
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How to keep my computer "not idle"?

I have Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS. Now, it gets “suspended” or “sleep” when left alone (watching a movie inclusive) for more than 10-15 minutes. I tried to follow what https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/07/...
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Gnome-shell uses more than 2GB when idle, with gnome calendar found in error logs

I found that whenever I leave my laptop idle for a while (no suspend because of Caffeine)it gets stuck and I need to force reboot the system by the power button. I tried disabling all the startup ...
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Idle time detection for Dashboard screensaver (changing to another website)

I would like to create a dashboard which changes the web page after a certain idle time and after activity jumps back to the original page. Unfortunately I have absolutely no idea of programming and ...
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Why is my Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS 64bit going idle?

I tend to run scripts for processing big datasets of 3D images and I find myself often surprised that during such operation, my computer just goes randomly idle, i.e., all the CPUs drop in activity ...
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How can i make my pc shutdown after a certain amount of time without user activity?

I would like for my PC to shutdown after a certain amount of time of inactivity, like the way a screensaver is triggered, but i want it to completely shutdown instead of locking or showing a slideshow ...
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WSL idle error ,(python) [duplicate]

When running the command idle I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/idle", line 5, in <module> main() File "/usr/lib/python3.8/idlelib/...
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Where to get the idle time counter when no users are logged in (no X11 sessions)?

This situation happens when PC is just booted, or when all users are logged out from their GUI sessions. Background: I'm developing a (yet another) fork of lightsOn.sh script which prevents idle/sleep ...
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Intel I219 Experiencing HUGE Package Loss

There are some discussions and seems this issue has been solved. However, the literature is few. So I wrote this note and hope it will help others. Symptom Intel Ethernet Connection I219 Series, ...
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External monitors don't stay off when screen is locked in 21.10

I have an Intel NUC PC with two external monitors. With Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, when the computer is inactive for several minutes, the screen would lock and the displays would turn off. Ever since I ...
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Ubuntu-Budgie 21.04--When Display shuts off due to idleness, it doesn't come back on

This has been happening for the past couple days. When the display shuts off, it doesn't come back on when I move the mouse or hit something on the keyboard. The monitor wakes up for a second and ...
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In Ubuntu 20.04, how do I update Python 3.8 to 3.9 and get to use IDLE Shell 3.9 instead of 3.8 as my default?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. I was wondering why even after entering sudo apt install python 3.9 in terminal, but I still get python 3.8.10 when I enter python3 --version. How do I make it 3.9, so that when ...
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CPU running hotter at idle when using grub boot parameters

So, my laptop has been "freeze crashing" randomly (System totally unresponsive, mouse freezed, clock not going forward, no keyboard commands have any effect, and the only way to get out of ...
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E: unable to locate package idle3 in Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

I have ubuntu 18.04 and python3.6.5. I want to install idle but was unable to. What I tried was, python3 it displays ( I hide the date and time) python3.6.5 (default, date, time) [GCC 7.3.0] on linux ...
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Unable to remote connect to Ubuntu system after Idle time in local network

Running Ubuntu desktop (personal use) as a server to host applications (Apache2) and Files I usually connect to the Ubuntu system through Browser or WinSCP or SSH or WebDAV/CalDAV or from Android and ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 two lock screens after idle

I upgraded from Xubuntu LTS 18.04 to 20.04 yesterday, XFCE version 4.14. When booting the system, I get this lock screen, which is the one I've always had since 18.04. Everything is fine with that one,...
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Screen Stays Black After Idle

I had some old parts laying around and thought I'd put them to use in the living room as an HTPC. There's nothing special about the build, it's an mATX board with an Intel i5, 16GB of RAM, and no ...
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PC goes black screen & unresponsive after a while

I have a clean and fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 along with the most recent GNOME desktop. Although I have set in energy settings that the screen should never go off, it does so, and in addition, ...
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Monitors wake immediately after they are put to sleep automatically

Basically I have it set to blank my monitors after 5 minutes idle, which it will do, monitors will show the(monitor side) Going into standby mode, no source message, go black and then wake about 10 ...
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How to (re)set the idle time?

I use an external monitor that has an audio output and use it for my audio system. However, if the desktop enters in sleep mode, it automatically switches to the laptop speakers. I want to use pacmd ...
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Shutdown ubuntu server when idle

I have Ubuntu server 20.04LTS running on an old optiplex. I'm trying to figure out how to shut down my server automatically after a certain idle period. What's the best way to go about this ? [The ...
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Ubuntu freezes randomly - Windows works

I have this old computer that I've been trying to run Ubuntu on, but it keeps freezing. Windows works perfect, no problem having days of uptime under hard load. It's not specific to 19.10, been trying ...
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ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'idlelib'

I am trying to use IDLE but am experience this error: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'idlelib' I have tried to remove and reinstall IDLE but it doesn't seem to work either. I am currently ...
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Controlling keyboard backlight based on idle time

On a tablet running 19.04, the keyboard backlight automatically turns off after a period of inactivity. I'd like to have that same function on my desktop. The following script allows me to manually ...
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I can't run IDLE on Ubuntu 16.04

I can't get idle to run on my linux system. I get the following: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/idle3", line 5, in <module> main() File "/usr/lib/python3.5/idlelib/...
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IDLE for Python 3.6 can't open .py files on Ubuntu 18.04

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04. I downloaded pip3, python 3.6.7, discord.py, and IDLE for python 3.6. When I go to open up .py files I have on my other computer, I don't have to option ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 - Issue with screen inactivity and lock screen

Clean installation of Ubuntu 18.10 beta I want the screen to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity, but I do not want the system to be locked when it is activated again. So I do : gsettings set org....
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Recognize user inactivity and/or lock sceen in bash scripts

In Xubuntu 18.04LTS, I test the capability to capture screen in background without interacting with the tool. To optimize this, how is it possible to: Recognize whether user is inactive since more ...
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Upgraded To 18.04 -> USB Harddrive doesn’t idle anymore

I upgraded my Homeserver from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS and sadly my backup harddrive attached through USB doesn’t get into idle mode anymore. This harddrive is just used to backup every night so it ...
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Lower idle power consumption: Ubuntu desktop or server?

I'm planing to setup a Plex media server on either the desktop or server version of Ubuntu. Since the device is going to run 24/7 but won't be actually used more than an hour a day, lowering the idle ...
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Set suspend idle delay time on terminal on Ubuntu 18.04

How can I set idle delay time on Ubuntu 18.04 suspend on terminal?
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My applications do not proceed when I leave my computer

I have written a C++ application which displays and renders a lot of graphical frames into a video. When I am watching my PC, it works quickly. But when I come back to my PC tomorrow, I realize that a ...
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Keep audio "awake"

I'm using audio output over HDMI from my video card (Radeon HD-4650 RV730) to an AVR. When there is no audio output it seems that the system turns off the audio and my receiver shows no audio input. ...
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How do I open IDLE 3.4 when 2.7 is already installed?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, I have installed Python 3.4, but when I enter IDLE in the command line it opens IDLE 2.7, not 3.4. How do I open IDLE 3.4?
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Ubuntu 16.04 'Suspend when inactive for...' and 'Turn screen off when inactive for...' doesn't work when on battery power

Ubuntu 16.04 Suspend when inactive for... and Turn screen off when inactive for... doesn't work when system is on battery power. Both of these work when plugged in and I can manually suspend (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't suspend when idle

On my laptop Asus the system doesn't go to sleep when inactive. In settings, the sleep is set to 10 minutes for battery and AC power when inactive. Yet, Ubuntu can into suspend when closing the lid ; ...
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Cannot install IDLE for Python 2.7

I am trying to install IDLE 2.7 using terminal and software center, and I get the same mistake: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while installing idle

Ii was trying to install IDLE wit this commend: sudo apt-get install idle3 but while installation this error show up: the error's complete shape is this: Setting up idle-python3.5 (3.5.3-1) ... ...
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intel-pstate processor frequency very high even if in idle

I am running Ubuntu on my asus laptop with i7-4710HQ processor. I have some issue with cpu-freq scaling. When I use intel-pstate driver the frequency is always high (90% at 2.5GHz). I have read the ...
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Mouse issues on Ubuntu 17.04

I seem to be running into some issues with my mouse on my new Ubuntu 17.04 installation. It will work fine at first, but if I leave my computer idling it will have issues when I use my computer ...
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How to change default idle for python?

Okay, so I have python 3.5 on my system. Whenever I open a .py file, Idle3 starts, thus pressing F5 will instantly run my code. However I need python 2.7 now for an assignment. In terminal I've ...
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Why is my screen going black after a minute or less of no input activity?

Today I edited by GRUB parameters to add a parameter that supposedly solves a problem with locking up after standby on my CPU (Intel Pentium quad N3540), as seen at the end of this line in the GRUB ...
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How to know how long my computer has not been used via GUI?

How can I see for how long there hasn't been any input via mouse or keyboard on my computer?
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processor don't go idle its 60-100% with nothing on

I have an Acer Aspire v3 - i7 processor which is normally on windows with nothing on or browsing like 10-20% busy , just installed ubuntu 15 on that labtop it keep process at 60-100% with nothing ...
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Shutdown after idle (but not if the SAMBA server is in use)

I have found several questions about this, but I can't seem to find one that suits my needs. I'd like my machine (Xubuntu 16.04) to power-off if I'm not using it for 30 minutes. However, I use it to ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 15.10 without 'idle

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10(EFI 64bit) on MSI GS40 laptop, which has Intel Skylake processor and Nvidia's dedicated GPU. I couldn't boot to Ubuntu's installation stage without giving GRUB's boot option '...
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How to set intel_idle.max_cstate=1

How can i set intel idle max cstate to 1 and how can i check when it will done. i have a freeze problem because of bay trail cores. i tried kernel 4.5 4.1.12 4.4 but freeze problem still continue. ...
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How can I save to an external HD, using IDLE3?

I'm using the IDLE3 GUI on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, and I was wondering if anybody knows of a way to save to a different partition/external drive (from what Ubuntu is installed on) from the IDLE GUI? The ...
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Better nice: how can I pause a demanding process completely if the computer is unidle?

Some background jobs on my PC do heavy processing. Running them with maximum nice level still produces slow interactivity and annoys me. Is there a better way than maximum nice? As soon as I use the ...
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