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Questions tagged [screensaver]

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

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Gnome crashes after resuming from idle screensaver or suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 with Gnome. Sometimes, all two or three days, Gnome crashes after resuming from idle screensaver or suspend. I manually have to press "Strg + Alt + F1" and login again to be ...
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Disable lock screen does not disable the slide up lock screen

Using the instructions in this thread I disabled the lock screen: Disabling Lock Screen 18.04 ...and the phone style slide-up lock screen is still enabled. It is not "locked". However, if I happen to ...
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Is there a way for the lock screen to be just like the login screen in Lubuntu 18.10?

I've noticed that when I set the screensaver to 'Blank Screen Only' after a few minutes of idleness and check 'Lock Screen After' the actual login dialog is the XScreensaver one (which in my opinion ...
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Regarding the screen dim after the logout is performed in Ubuntu 18.04 and I want to keep the screen on while showing the time on the lockscreen [duplicate]

Whenever I press Super+L or via the GUI the screen got locked and it shows the clock for some time and then goes black and the whole process is described below with pictures: Initially, When a "...
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Ubuntu 18.04 disable lock screen display dimming / turn-off

System: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Gnome Desktop (Xsession) I would like to disable the lock screen turning off the screen immediately when pressing super+L. The expected behavior is the lock screen being ...
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Screensaver on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 with 3 monitors

enter image description hereenter image description here I have a question first let me give some details. I am using Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I have an AMD GPU R7 260X using AMD drivers and I have three 24 ...
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How to convince Xubuntu 18.04 LTS to put montior to sleep?

I use xscreensaver for screen locking. The screen locks automatically as configured. But, recently, my montior has stopped going into power saving mode even though I didn't change any settings. If I ...
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How to disable screensaver in Ubuntu 18.04?

How do you disable the screensaver/powersave function in Ubuntu 18.04? In Ubuntu 16, you disabled the screensaver in two steps: First, opening the screensaver gui and selecting "none". But this ...
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How to configure _native_ xscreensaver - sonar?

I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04.1 server (because I use software RAID), followed by apt install ubuntu-desktop, followed by apt install cinnamon-desktop (because I like it). uname -a : ...
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Dual monitor setup - One monitor goes to sleep, the other doesn't

I never had this issue before but then I got a new video card and two new monitors. The monitors are identical but one is connected via hdmi and the other via display port. The hdmi monitor goes to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 black screen with cursor

My screen goes black (but not off) if i don't use the computer for 5-10 mins like a screensaver but the weird thing is that the mouse cursor is visible. Is this normal?
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linux/xfce4: screensaver stopped working, seeming idle detection issue

I'm using xfce4 under ubuntu with the 4.15.0.30 kernel. Starting yesterday after a number of reboots, the screensaver (I'm using xscreensaver) stopped getting invoked when the system is idle. ...
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Screen Saver Gremlin (mouse moves but no screen)

Screen saver goes blank as it should, I move the mouse, get black screen with mouse visible, moves a little but is stuck in space. Today was a little different: mouse moved all over the right ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - how can I prevent my display turning off immediately when I lock the screen? [duplicate]

My display turns off when I lock the screen (with ctrl+alt+l). This is pretty anoying, because when I want to unlock immediately after that I need to wait like 3 seconds until my screen turns on. ...
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How to not show the clock screen when unblanking screen

I have the lock screen disabled and the screen goes blank after 10 minutes. When I return to my PC and move the mouse, the screen unblanks and I'm presenting with a digital clock display (time and ...
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KDE windows change screen when screensaver appears / power savings starts

I have two monitors connected to my system, what I'd consider a primary and secondary display. I run a few applications on the second display. The power saver will turn off the screens after some ...
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enable screensaver before login

How to enable and configure screensaver before login? If nobody has logged in or everyone has logged out, screensaver should show up after a certain timeout.
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17.10 gnome screen (saver?) goes black even with suspension off

Recent install of 17.10 desktop with all updates and upgrades. I cannot seem to disable the screensaver. I assume that is the problem. First disabled suspension. I am debugging a possibly memory ...
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How can I enable a screen blanker (screensaver) for Ubuntu 17.10 Server console?

How can I enable a console blanker (screensaver) for Ubuntu 17.10 Server console?
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Ubuntu not dimming or switching screen off

After an update this week, my Ubuntu is not switch off my laptop's screen when the screensaver comes on. (There was something wrong with the update and I had to boot into safe mode to re-update the ...
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How to install wallpapers?

Is there a simple way to install wallpapers in Linux? Not wallpaper packages but single wallpapers? How the installation works? In Windows, I point to the picture directory (in Appearance>Screensaver ...
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gnome-screensaver-command -d unlocks without password

Ubuntu 17.10 Related to, but separate from Ubuntu 17.10 Major security issue at login. When I physically lock my screen by clicking the lock button I expect to have to type a password to get back in....
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How to keep music playing when screensaver goes on?

I'm always playing music on Spotify. It works fine, but when I don't do anything for 15 minutes and the screensaver/powersave mode kicks in the music stops playing. This is extremely annoying, and the ...
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Ubuntu 17.10: Lock screen without blanking

By default, locking the screen in Ubuntu 17.10 also immediately blanks it. This seems to go back to gnome-screensaver by default blanking whenever it's told to lock (with gnome-screensaver-command -l ...
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Screen saver doesn't work properly - monitor switches back on (16.04 arm64)

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on a Arm64 type of system (Nvidia Jetson). Unfortunately I experience the following issue - after a period of inactivity the monitor goes off (as intended), but after roughly ...
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Black Blank screensaver each 1 minute

After latest update on my xUbuntu 17.10 I can see a bit strange blank black screensaver each 1 min. I've tried everything: disabled screensaver in XScreenSaver turned it of in xfce4-power-manager ...
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Hidden screensaver does not display

All screensavers use "-root" as part of the command, or at least that is how they are listed in kmenuedit. However none of the openGL screensavers display on screen. For example "/usr/lib/xscreensaver/...
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Lock screen by xfce4-power-manager/light-locker by timeout

For a long time I have been locking a session by light-locker manually but can't find the clear way to setup locking by timeout. I installed xscreensaver for this purpose and it worked somehow for me. ...
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Configure xscreensaver to use another program's screensaver?

I use Boinc for shared computing of Seti@Home. I would like to set the Boinc screensaver on my Ubuntu 14.04. For that I installed xscreensaver and I got the advice to add the following to the '...
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Following one of the updates in 17.04, my screen now goes black after about 30-40 seconds of inactivity

Following an update in 17.04, my screen now goes black after approx. 30-40 seconds of inactivity. This happens on battery and mains powered. I have looked in power settings, and disabled the screen ...
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computer screen randomly turns off

I installed xscreensaver on my Xubuntu. Sometimes, my screen blanks for a few seconds while I'm working, generally several times in a row. I really don't know what the problem is. Here are a few ...
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First login screen is gnome, screensaver is lightdm

I know I tried a bunch of fixes last week but nothing seemed to work. I have gnome-screensaver installed and the first time I log in(after power off or restart) it shows up. Then if I leave my ...
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Using new screensavers in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop (manual desktop installation - not preinstalled distro/fork)

I am struggling to get some additional screensavers to run on my system. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with the Mate desktop environment, the screensavers that come as default are quite basic, so I just ...
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Replace gnome screensaver with xscreensaver

Under 17.10 (artful aardvark), installing xscreensaver produces some strange results including relaunching xcreensaver every 10 minutes. In some instances this spawns a new instance of xscreensaver ...
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Where can I find the config file for Caffeine extension?

I would like to configure Caffeine extension from its config file but I am not able to find it. Where does the Caffeine extension store its settings? dpkg -L caffeine does not show any config file: ...
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Disabling screensavers in Ubuntu server

While monitoring performances on my Ubuntu server I've noticed these weird tasks taking up a lot of ressources: fiberlamp, xlyap, shadebobs They seem to be a part of a screensaver package of sort ...
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HDMI sound output in 17.10 - conflict with screensaver

my PC has two sound output, HDMI and built-in speaker. I have set HDMI as the default output, but it keeps switching to the other one every time the screen is turned off by the screensaver. Is there ...
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How to run a script at screen lock / unlocks in ubuntu 17.10

My problem is the same of this question but I am not able to get it working in ubuntu 17.10: How to run a command or script at screen lock/unlock? I want to run a script that changes my keyboard RGB ...
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123.SOGOU.COM - trojan horse in ukui-screensaver

Firefox's default page is 123.sogou.com and I can't remove it. I've tried to reset and re-install it, but it keeps going back to sogou.
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loosing session after inactivity in 17.10

I recently updated to 17.10 and i notice that after a long period of inactivity (when the screen goes blank), when i tried to login i can enter the desktop environment, almost instantly it disappears ...
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The greeting screen in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS when pc wakes from sleep is white

This used be a picture with some textures, how do go about changing this screen?
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VMware Player and disabling the Screen Saver

When I am using a guest OS in VMware, 16.04 is not seeing the keystrokes or mouse movements so the Screen Saver times out and my world goes black. Fortunately 16.04 is smart enough to grab the next ...
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How do I ENABLE screensaver on Ubuntu Server 17.04?

After updating my server from 16.10 where my terminal screen went to sleep after few minutes and was awakened by me pressing something on the keyboard, now on 17.04 the screen endlessly shines light ...
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Play video as screensaver [duplicate]

Is there any way to play a video as a screensaver?
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Are there any more modern screen saver options for GNOME?

I would like a more modern screensaver than xscreensaver or a way to configure xscreensaver to look better.
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Display screensaver clock without asking for password or turning the screen black

The command gnome-screensaver -l or with the option -a locks the screen and turns it black. I actually just want to see the screensaver (a huge nice clock). Currently I have a python script that makes ...
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Disable Screen Savers on a Virtual Machine

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine running on a Hyper-V server. A while back, I downloaded and installed XRDP so that we could enable RDP connectivity (more as an experiment than anything else). Recently ...
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Did my 11 month old just ruin my Ubuntu installation via the screen unlock password prompt?

My 11 month old son is obsessed with laptops and I occasionally let him play around with my Ubuntu laptop while the password protected screensaver is running. Aside from potential hardware damage, I'm ...
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Xscreensaver cnnot displaz GLSchool

Running Ubuntu 16.04, 64-bit AMD, just updated to NVIDIA driver 375.39, and thereafter lost the ability to display Xcrnsaver's "GLSchool" (and other GL screensaver images.) The settings|screensaver ...
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Change gnome lockscreen clock font

Is there a way to change the font and size of the clock in the Gnome lockscreen? I've done research and did not find any corresponding configuration file. The font setting in gnome-tweak-tool doesn'...