I have an issue where most often my screensaver will not activate and it's somewhat hard to determine what's preventing it. Is there a way that I can view whatever processes are asking the OS not to display the screensaver?
I'm on Linux Mint 11.
I guess your mouse is doing tiny movements. It`s been a while, but I experienced this strange behaviour with a mouse that was reacting to sunlight.
So try to remove your mouse...
I simply went to Screensaver Preferences:
Made sure that
Then, I ran
As far as having the output shut off, this isn't working yet, but I think it's because I have a weird setup (laptop lid shut, output to two monitors over HDMI and VGA).