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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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Error: No Webcam Detected; Issue: Webcam stops being detected after a while of system idle/suspend/hibernate.. Starts working again after restart

It may be a correlation, but when I was using Gnome Manjaro, I didn't have this problem. I switched to Xfce and my webcam started to be not detected after idle/suspend and start working after reboot. ...
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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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Failed to idle channel 2

using Ubuntu studio 19.10 > settings > display black screen then recieve error Failed to idel channel 2 (xorg 1820) with a string of nouveau's any ideas, I am just trying to use the HDMI cord for a ...
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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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Error in Ubuntu installation: failed to idle channel 2 error

While I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop I'm getting failed to idle channel 2 errors and it does not get installed. My laptop is an Asus K53SV i7 but my external graphics card doesn't work. ...
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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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How to change theme of python idle

Add the lines below to : Ubuntu(~/.idlerc/config-highlight.cfg) what is that mean? i can't find that location, can anyone explain reallllly detaily?
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How to get gnome session idle time?

Has the method to get the session idle time through dbus changed in the recent Ubuntu or my dbus code here is wrong? #!/usr/bin/env python import dbus bus_name = 'org.gnome.ScreenSaver' obj_path = '...
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Trying to get Graphics.py for idle 3.4

So, I have to do a project for school using a graphics window and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, but whenever I go to get the graphics.py file and save it in the correct directory (/usr/lib/python3/...
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Ubuntu stops showing movie after idle time [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and when I am watching a movie, after 10-20 minutes the NUC stop casting picture to my tv, and I need to wiggle the mouse to get the screen back on. I disabled the screen ...
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canon mf8380cdw printer ubuntu 14.04 not working on 64bit

hello i am trying to install the canon mf8380cdw from the Linux driver that is on the canon website, version 2.9. Ubuntu is able to see the WiFi printer and it will install it using the 64 bit drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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“Battery critically low” on desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad, which is a All-In_One Desktop without any batteries. System is working fine, up to 2 problems: Shortly after logon, the desktop is shown and even a ...
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Screen goes black every Tuesday? [closed]

I'm managing 100+ (mostly offline) KDS 66T touchscreens running Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (lucid). I recently noticed that the two (offline) test machines in our office have black screens every Wednesday ...
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The dash “search your computer and online sources” simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04

The dash "search your computer and online sources" simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04 Similar problem occured with 12.04... Does anybody knoes how to solve it, because i can't even open the command ...
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Which script actually does automatic suspend of machine?

Which particular script is activated upon inactivity of the system? How does the script know that system has been inactive for the configured duration? I need the script, so that I can check if ...
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How can i prevent the wifi to auto disconnects when idle

After few minutes when my laptop is idle it's automatically locks the screen and disconnects from the wireless network and then reconnects when I unlock the screen. Is it possible to change this thing?...
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Run script on system idle

I want to run some servers and whatnot on my machine but I don't want it to interfere with what I'm doing... Gaming, research, writing a paper, etc. My thought was to have a script run when the system ...
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Tkinter not working

I recently installed Python and IDLE from synaptic. However, when I test Tkinter I get the following error: import Tkinter Tkinter._test() Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", ...
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Time to dim the screen in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok so it seems that the key in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time is gone in the new Ubuntu version. Since the old method Increase screen idle dim timeout doesn't work anymore are ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...