Questions tagged [screensaver]

Blanking of the screen or filling with moving images when computer not in use.

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External monitor lead to screensaver in-out loop

Normal behavior: After 1min of beeing IDLE, my laptop will show a blank screen to save power (not "suspend", just blank screen ) When the mouse is touched, the screen is back to life. ...
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Screensaver close Elisa program

I'm on Kubuntu Plasma Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Jammy When I play music with Elisa Version 21.12.3, the program stops playing my music playlist during the auto-screensaver. How can I make Elisa play, even ...
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Mysterious Screensaver functionality despite correct power settings

I upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and ever since my screen turns off after about 20 seconds of inactivity and turns right back on when I press a key or move the mouse. This doesn't happen if there'...
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lubuntu Screen Saver Issue

I have a new install of lubuntu 22.04.1 on a Samsung XE500C13-K01us Chromebook. The screen keeps going blank sometimes repeatedly sometimes randomly. When I hit the power button I see an error on the ...
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"Screen Blank" option does not keep the screen off when connected to external monitor

On Ubuntu 22.04 (issue also noticed on many previous versions), in the power settings, I set the number of minutes of inactivity before the screen turns off under "Screen Blank". It works ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.01 LTS GNOME animations not being disabled after Monitor Turn off

I would like to disable the GNOME UI animations, when windows are minimized and all the animations related. I have already turned it off on "Settings" -> "Accessibility" -> &...
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Display shows on screen lock

Recently upgraded my Virtual machine to 22.04 and Im having an issue where when the screen locks and it shows the display. I do have blank screen on in settings. I also noticed firefox is very slow. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Chrome Prevents Screen Saver

Frequently my systems will not go to screen saver. I have noticed that this is always when Chrome browser is running weather minimized or not. Occasionally it will go to screen saver when Chrome is ...
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Google Chrome Preventing Screensaver Activation

I have had an intermittent problem with the screen saver not activating on Ubuntu 18.04. I have come to realize that this only occurs when Google Chrome is running. This can happen with it minimized ...
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Gnome Screensaver not blanking screen completely

Curious, sometimes after several days the gnome screensaver doesn't turn off the backlight. It used to always work. Logging out fixes it for a few days, but then it appears again. Any ideas? I've ...
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How to keep screensaver from coming on in sandboxed programs?

I have the screensaver set to come on after 15 minutes of idle. When I'm using a native program, there's no problem, and the screensaver doesn't come on when I'm watching a video or playing a game. ...
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Unable to detect relyably locking of screen within gnome session

I have to detect if the screen is locked or not. It works pretty OK most of the time. BUT: Selecting "Lock screen" (German: "Sperren") on the top right menu and moving the mouse ...
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Does Ubuntu have a log that would show why screen saver is not activating [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 18.04 system has started to have intermittent issues with the screen saver not activating. Mostly it does not but sometimes does. Is there a log that would show what is keeping it from ...
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Turn the screensaver off using xdg-screensaver

I am facing problem turning off screensaver with bash script in Ubuntu 22.04. I am running a script something like that: #!/bin/bash xdg-screensaver lock sleep 5m xdg-screensaver reset It should lock ...
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Timer/screensaver app to impose regime for eyes?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I would love to install a sort of screensaver or timer in order to impose periods of relax for my eyes. It should show a screensaver every period of time for 10 minutes. ...
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XUbuntu 20.04, dual monitor setup switching to mirrored display after screensaver

My dual monitor setup (twice the same brand/kind of monitor) works fine, while I'm working with it. But whenever the screensaver turns on, and I unlock it, the system reverts to mirrored screens. ...
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Screen saver does not turn off monitor

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy, and noticed a strange behaviour of the screen saver. In settings -> energy -> power saving options I selected Screen Blank after 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of ...
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screensaver stopped activating

I'm running XUbuntu 20.04.1. Today I noticed twice after lengthy idle periods (a few hours) that the screensaver (blank screen) and lock on my laptop both failed to start. As far as I can tell, no ...
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Not waking up after screensaver 22.04

When my computer goes screen blank (even if I set it to 1 minute) screen not turning on when I doing something. Same on X11 and Wayland. And if I suspend from menu screen goes blank, but computer is ...
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Turning off screen power when the screen saver kicks in

One of my laptops (a HP one) is rarely in active use but is always on, basically used remotely and for backup purposes. However, the screen is always powered on, even when the screen saver (black ...
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xrdp slow on ubuntu 20.04 when screen saver is active or lid is closed

Cheers, I connect via Win10 with RDP to a Xubuntu 20.04 Laptop. I installed xrdp and xorg. My goal is to work remotely on a laptop, when the lid is closed. The Live session works fine (When I first ...
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Password prompt on login only, not on lock screen

I'd like to only be prompted for my password on login, as I thought I had indicated on setup. But when I open my laptop lid, I'm prompted again. Is it possible to eliminate the Suspend (on battery) ...
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Execute script after returning from power saving black screen

I've a issue with my external monitor losing the signal in Ubuntu 20.04. It doesn't happen using Windows 10. I found a workaround here thanks to @user10489 So, I configured Ubuntu to execute xset ...
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Since latest update, Laptop screen turns to statics (all the screen pixels flash randomly) and PC freeze when Ubuntu screen saver starts

I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on an Asus Laptop with AMD cpu and AMD graphic card, and since the latest automatic updates received on 21/01/2022, my laptop basically crashes (the screen turns to statics, ...
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How can I get rid of a screensaver on Lubuntu 20.04, using CLI?

I have some VMs using Lubuntu. On restoring snapshot screensaver is always appearing which is both irritating and serving no purpose whatsoever. How can I remove them via CLI? I want CLI as I plan to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 changing xorg screen blanking and timeout settings permanetly

Using Ubuntu 20.04 but changed the windows manager to I3. The screen is blanking out after 5 minutes. if I use xset s and xset -dmps then I can stop it from blanking out, but the settings revert back ...
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Dual Monitors not using DPMS with screensaver

Settings -> Power -> Blank Screen set to 1 minute Ubuntu 20.04 21.10, fresh install, that is now updated to 22.04. Dual monitors, one connected via HDMI, the other via DVI. After a minute, ...
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screensaver not working Mate 21.04

Recently loaded Ubuntu Mate 21.04 on my new FrameWork laptop. Set up screensaver to use pictures I loaded into the correct file. Seemed to be working and then.... not. At the appointed time (depending ...
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How to configure ScreenSaver by Command Line?

I would like to configure ScreenSaver by command line (CLI) on Ubuntu MATE. I am already familiar with the GUI to configure ScreenSaver on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 as shown below: Control Center > Look ...
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How to unlock screensaver over ssh on ubuntu 21.04?

I want to unlock the black screen over ssh (screensaver). I have a desktop ubuntu 21.04 and I want to log into this via ssh and unlock the screensaver. I tried xdotool in a script: #!/bin/bash export ...
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lockscreen not available Ubuntu 20.04.2

My look screen is not working or even "not presented". After reboot I can unlock the device but after that I cant lock it anymore Super + L not working gnome-screensaver-command -l not ...
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Determine what process is keeping my screensaver from activating

I see several questions on how to stop the screen from blanking, but I have the opposite problem. Ubuntu 20.10 (but it's been an issue for over a year), i3wm, many firefox tabs with (among other ...
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No video output after resuming from post screensaver

After the OS turns off the output due to idling. Upon pressing keys or jiggling the mouse I can no longer get video output and I have to hold the power button to restart and then the output returns. ...
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My ubuntu does not go to blank screen

In my power settings I have setup automatic Blank Screen in a minute however it does not go to blank. This is a laptop Lenovo Thinkpad. How to fix this? Is there at least any way I can manually ...
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Screen timeout for Ubuntu Server login screen

My server machine always has screen turned on on the login screen, which is shown right after the boot and where I have to input my login and password. There is no desktop environment. I wonder ...
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Displays don't sleep when the computer is idle under gnome3

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1, with Gnome3 desktop. I have Screen Blank Delay set to 15 minutes in Settings > Privacy > Screen Lock, but this does nothing. When my computer is idle for longer than ...
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Screen not turning off after screen timeout in 20.04

I have this problem where the screen doesn't completely turn off and just fades to black with the pointer visible after the set time in GNOME's settings panel. It looks like this: Is there any fix ...
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Critical Error messages when booting , Automatic suspend not working

CRITICAL: Unable to create a DBus proxy for GnomeScreensaver: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.ScreenSaver: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome....
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Ubuntu 20.04 background -- is there a way to make the screensaver rotate/change every five minutes? [duplicate]

I would like to rotate/change screen saver on my background on Ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to have it change/rotate every five minutes? Thanks
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Applications for removable media don't run when screen is blanked

I have used the Devices / Removable Media settings to activate a CD playing program when an audio CD is inserted. Works fine, except… when screen is blanked. I have the screen set to be blanked after ...
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Two screensavers running at the same time

I have xscreensaver installed. When I move my mouse, it stops the screensaver that is viewable. But when I hit a key, there is another screensaver running. I only want xscreensaver running. I do not ...
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Automatic screen lock on startup is blocked by an application

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and is trying to set up my system so it will log in my single user automatically but employ a locked screensaver on startup to ensure security. I have followed the ...
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screensaver not working and freezing the keyboard

I'm currently encountering some issues with my screensaver. I use Xubuntu 20.04 on a laptop Lenovo X270. When I try to activate the screensaver using the screensaver interface in "parameters"...
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Can't log back in to only my account after switching to another user in lightdm on xubuntu

My family has a shared computer were we all have accounts. This is an Xubuntu 20.04 system running lightdm as the user manager. For whatever reason, whenever I login to my account, then lock the ...
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XFCE Screensaver failed to engage

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04, originally with MATE desktop. But due to an issue that that Xorg is gluttonously eating up my memory (see the linked Ubuntu bug for more detailed), I installed xfce ...
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xfce4-screensaver change lock screen background

I am using i3wm and I use xfce4-screensaver as my locker program. The reason is that it feels familiar (dialogue to enter password and button to switch user). xfce4-screensaver comes with 2 things: ...
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Gnome-screensaver seg fault, can't lock session

Upgraded from 19.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell XPS 9350. There are no screensaver options in Settings or in gnome tweaks. Screen lock doesn't work, it quits the gnome session instead and gives me login ...
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How to customize the lock screen in Lubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I just replaced Fedora on my PC with the latest version of Lubuntu based on LXQt. I absolutely love it! But the lock screen that comes up after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del is very poor in aesthetics. Is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not asking password when coming out of sleep

Ubuntu doesn't ask for my password when I'm getting out of sleep when closing my laptop and reopening it. I've followed everything listed here : Ubuntu 17.04 no longer asking for password when coming ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screen saver background?

May I change the Ubuntu 20.04 screen saver background ? I do not see any option to do so.

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