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Questions tagged [xscreensaver]

XScreenSaver is a collection of free screensavers. It can be used as an alternative to gnome-screensaver.

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pointerhysteresis parameter not being read in xscrensaver

I'm trying to disable wake-on-mouse from suspend and not having much success. As an alternative I attempted to increase the pointerhysteresis variable in the Xscreensaver configuration file as others ...
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how to install Xscreensaver?

i've been trying to install this all morning, but i get this error. i don't know hoow to solve it... Im on ubuntu 18.04
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Lightlocker and Xscreensaver conflicting

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 but found gnome too heavy for my old hardware. So I installed Xubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop synaptic sudo apt-get remove gdm3 sudo dpkg-...
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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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Please, what are the ubuntu 16.04 LTS screensaver installation commands? [duplicate]

Please, what are the ubuntu 16.04 LTS screensaver installation commands? I will be grateful for any help that could help me to properly do the screensaver installation through terminal.
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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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Disable xscreensaver when watching Kodi video?

Is there any way of disabling xscreensaver when a video is being played back in Kodi (17.6). I'm running Ubuntu 17.10. I've seen proposed workarounds for Flash or Youtube video playback, but nothing ...
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How lock the unlock screen after wrong password attempts?

I enabled pam_tally2 to lock a user after several password attempts. It works well at the TTY, login screen and ssh. However, I usually lock the screen when leaving the computer. You can type as many ...
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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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Why does xscreensaver get removed for each Ubuntu version upgrade?

This is less a technical question, and more seeking the reasoning (which may end up being technical anyways). I use xscreensaver because I like the screensavers, and lock my computer regularly. ...
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Install Xscreensaver under V17.10

I've tried to install the Xscreensaver under 17.10 (Artful Ardvark) with no success. 17.10 uses Gnome, so the question is, I think, how do I install Xsceensaver under Gnome.
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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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xscreensaver lock screen with Unity lock screen in Ubuntu 16.04

I have searched many posts about "xscreensaver lock screen to use unity lock screen" such as: How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04? But I still don't know how to ...
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How do you change the command to lock the screen in kde plasma 5?

I installed xscreensaver in kde, because i dont like the way the default gnome screensaver looks, and after installing xscreensaver, i uninstalled gnome screensaver. I am not asking for the keyboard ...
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Xubuntu: xscreensaver crashes on lock screen

I'm running 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 5567. I removed lightdm so my screen locker is xscreensaver. I did so because I was having trouble with bringing back the system after suspension with lightdm: ...
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Xscreensaver daemon is not running on display “:0.0”

First time poster, long time answer seeker. I had to install Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS over the Lubuntu 16.10 due to bugs and other issues (system would crash constantly, display drivers decided to quit ...
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couldn't write /root/.xscreensaver

I know it's still quite experimental stuff and maybe not suited for this forum but nevertheless: I'm using ubuntu on windows 10 and would like to run xscreensaver (because I love that program :-D). ...
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I have Ubuntu 14.04. Do I use xscreensaver or gnome screensaver?

I had version 12.04 on another machine. I don't remember the terminal command to get screensavers. I had a simple one called "box fit". Anyone know how I can get the simple screensavers back? I don't ...
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How can i set xscreensaver to work directly from lightdm login screen?

Trying here to enable xscreensaver to work directly from lightdm login screen. It's currently work only from a logged session, when it is on login screen when time pass, it blanks out the screen, ...
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ....
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How can I disable screensaver in Ubuntu 14.04 with icewm

How can I disable screensaver? I tried xset s off, but it's not working.
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Can I install xscreensaver on Ubuntu MATE 64-bit?

I rather like xscreensaver. It allows me configure its gltext module as a clock, which also displays a current date. I wondered If I could install it onto Ubuntu MATE 64-bit without breaking ...
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Why is screen turning black randomly?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with xmonad on a relatively new retina MacBook Pro. During normal computing, my screen will turn black every once in a while. Moving the mouse, clicking, or pressing any key ...
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How to Enable Lock on Suspend in Xubuntu

I'm using xubuntu and I cannot enable the screenlock when suspending the machine. How do I enable the lock on suspend?
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Command only has effect when ran from terminal.

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to run command: xss-lock -- xscreensaver-command -lock & so that my screen will lock after being suspended in Xubuntu using xscreensaver. For some reason, without ...
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Screensavers not showing up in xscreensaver list

I recently switched to xscreensaver in 14.10 and it's running just fine. Except when I added the gluqlo screensaver, it just refuses to show up in the xscreensaver panel. Might I have missed a step ...
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Upgrading XScreenSaver

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: https://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 But now when I launch XScreenSaver I get this: So I went to the website and ...
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How do I correct slow video fps in xscreensaver?

I recently updated my Ubuntu 14.04 and installed xscreensaver. It all runs but the screen savers are slow and choppy when they run. I increased the fps to max and increased image/video play speed but ...
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There's no screensaver that shows one picture after the other (as in windows)?

I want to use a bunch of photos as screensaver. I haven't found any screensaver that just prints out at the screen each photo, one after the other. The closest thing that I'm using is the "carousel"...
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switch user not working in Xubuntu 14.04

When I click the switch user in the Actions Buttons in my panel, I get this message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any ....
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use web page or html file as a screensaver?

I heard that xscreensaver can run anything as a screensaver but I don't know how to do so. Can I use it to make a web page from an html file my screensaver?
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Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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XScreensaver extras? [duplicate]

Turns out that my previous question, about blank screens at logon, was based on Ubuntu 12.04, and was flagged as "end-of-life" by a senior member. I had no idea that my version was so out of date. ...
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How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like xscreensaver to lock my session using the standard GNOME lockscreen, instead of using the horrible 1990's xscreensaver lockscreen prompt (sorry guys but it needs a facelift). I know this is ...
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unable to filter out xscreensaver at ccsm opacity plugin?

From this answer, I managed to lower the problem concerning "Focus & Raise Behaviour" = "Very High", by using the "opacity, brightness and saturation" plugin setting "any" window to 95% opacity. ...
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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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Having computer switch to guest account after a certain amount of time

Instead of having the screensaver lock my computer is it possible to have it switch to the guest account instead. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit Thanks
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Screen locking does not work after upgrade

I'm using Xscreensaver. I replaced gnome-screensaver with it. Made such link: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command However, hitting Ctrl+Alt+L does nothing ...
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How to disable xscreensaver lock on suspend?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed xscreensaver. As I am the only user on this computer and I am only using the computer for music, movies, and some web browsing I have no ...
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gnome-screensaver still trying to load after installing xscreensaver?

After installing xscreensaver, as detailed here, including removing gnome-screensaver, it still appears in the logs (syslog) that something is trying to launch gnome-screensaver: gnome-session[2563]:...
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Set a screensaver as wallpaper in Unity?

Is this possible on Ubuntu desktop 12.04? Specifically, I would like to run xscreensaver as the Unity desktop wallpaper.
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How to make a simple fast and lightweight custom screen locker?

Day to day I'm seeing many questions which say: Screensaver/lock doesn't work. Screensaver doesn't require password after waking or doesn't lock the screen. Can not exit screensaver / nothing works ...
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Locked out by XScreenSaver

In my Ubuntu 13.04, I suddenly found that though I can login, I am immediately blocked by XScreenSaver. So, I can no longer get into my account. I do have the root password if needed, and can get ...
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Electricsheep Not Working in Raring 13.04

I just downloaded Electricsheep four days before I updated my Ubuntu software and I fell in love with it. After I upgraded to 13.04, I'm kind of upset in saying that Electricsheep no longer works. I ...
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How can I identify the name of the last played xscreensaver?

Is there a way to identify the name of which screensaver was last playing an xscreensaver session? Is there a log or of which screensaver played last in xscreensaver, in a scriptfile or on the system ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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XScreenSaver does not turn monitor off in Lubuntu

If I minimize Thunderbird or Firefox or whatever I currently am working on, then leave the system alone it should turn the monitor off after a set number of minutes. XScreenSaver is not turning off ...
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Xscreensaver locking issue [duplicate]

I recently switched from Gnome screensaver to Xscreensaver and I have been facing problems in making Xscreesaver lock my session when I suspend my system. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Replacing xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver, problems(Xubuntu)

I found this helpful question Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu) but the executable gnome-screensaver-preferences can't be found. So I'm not sure what to do, to get gnome-...