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How to display a video on my lock-screen instead of a wallpaper?

I am using Fedora 22. Is there anyway to display a video from a url or from disk storage (preferably muted) on the lock screen? I use this tool to change my desktop wallpaper every now and then. It ...
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How to disable logging out after the screen going blank?

It might be a very naive question but I've not managed to solve it on my own and failed to find any solution online (I'm probably missing a keyword or two to get helpful search results) I am using ...
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external Xscreen locker

I'm using Fedora + Xfce on this PC, and I found that Xfce screenlocker - xflock4 doesn't block pop-up windows (like Skype warnings about messages) and they appear above the "locked" screen. I tried to ...
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Can I force screen blank and ignore input?

I want to force my screen to blank and to stay blank regardless of what I do with my keyboard and mouse until it receives a command to unblank (kind of like a lock). The commands I know are: xset ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in X11 after resuming from sleep/suspend

My computer: Debian 8.3 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux Dell Latitude 5420 I'm using XMonad window manager, some applets (in stalonetray) ...
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How do I prevent unlocking the screen?

Use case: I want my screen to auto-lock when I unmount my USB drive. (That part is easy.) What's not so easy: I want the screen lock to require the USB drive and the password when I return. Thus, is ...
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How to configure XFCE (or X itself or whatever) to run a custom command when the user has been idle for some time?

For as long as I can remember locking screen with screensaver had never been working good. The problem that had always been there is that when I move the mouse or press a key screensaver disappears ...
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Monitor shuts down when entering Terminal [Linux Mint]

I have a relatively small monitor for one of my machines that Linux Mint. When entering the terminal (ctrl + alt + F1) The monitor shuts down and I have to, completely blind, scrawl out my login and ...
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i3 screen goes blank after 5 min inactivity

I am using i3 on Fedora 22, without a DM. The way I run it is with: exec i3 in my /etc/X11/xinitrc-common file, and: if [ -z "$DISPLAY" -a $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]; then startx fi in ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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How to run a script after screen unlock under Gnome 3 with LightDM?

I'm on ArchLinux using Gnome 3, LightDM and Antergos/gnome-shell-extension-status-menu-buttons with light locker. I have a script that I need to run after every screen unlock, but so far I didn't ...
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Lock screen on suspend with Awesome WM

I currently use Fedora 22 with a plain Awesome WM session. I can lock the screen with say slock. There are ways to lock the screen on suspend with the system wide instance of systemd, see this ...
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Change the lock screen wallpaper

I know this may sound bad, but I'm annoyed by the 'lock screen' wallpaper of KALI SANA 2.0. This is the default 'lock screen' wallpaper: Kali Sana 2.0 default lock screen I have seen many tutorials ...
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How to keep a log about when screen has been locked/unlocked

I would like to keep track of the times when I locked/unlocked my computer. I'm running RHEL 6.6 with gnome 2. But maybe there is 'general' solution? Are there any commands, files or something which ...
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keyboard locked after resume until I type in a terminal

Issue: After my laptop comes back from suspend and I log in via lightdm, I have to use the mouse to open a terminal then type on the command line before my keyboard is responsive. I usually close the ...
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CentOS lock screen not unlocking

I have a centOS VM that when I lock the screen it will not let log me back in. I can enter my password as many times as I'd like, even try to "switch users" but the VM just ignores everything and ...
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How can I lock my screen automatically if internet connection is lost?

I will sometimes remote into my work computer from home using TeamViewer. Obviously I have to unlock the screensaver to use the GUI. When I'm done, I'll lock the screen either from the desktop or via ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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Run a script on a failed screen unlock attempt

I want to run a script in Python to detect when a user tries to unlock the screen, but fails. I use elementary OS Freya and light-lock. I tried it with dbus, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. ...
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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xscreensaver screenlock Couldn't Grab Pointer - Already Grabbed

Running lxde and lxpanel on Debian 8.1. xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo" lists no actively grabbed devices in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Clicking the Screenlock icon in the application launch bar has a long ...
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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Light Locker - Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a script if the XFCE session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked? I have found ...
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On lockscreen how can I auto-turn off monitors if they wake up?

I'm on Debian (Jessie) using KDE 4.14.2 nothing really stood out to me in the System Settings on how to trigger a lock screen and after doing a bunch of research I ended up binding Ctrl+L to run the ...
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Kill browser when lock screen

I am running xubuntu on a shared low-ressources computer. I would like to run a script that kills the browser (firefox and chromium) whenever the user locks the screen, so that other users can use the ...
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What software is lock or lck

Which software provides /usr/bin/lock or /local/bin/lck ? The manual says that GNU Screen will call a screenlock program. But I don't have them in my system. Also my $LOCKPRG is empty. So is there ...
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How to lock screen for a terminal session?

as we could use xflock4 command to lock the screen (ask for a password to continue) in an X session; I need a similar way to lock the tty1 session. Is there any? (logout is not working when I call in ...
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Suspend button does not work when xscreensaver is active on xfce Debian

I've Debian jessie and xfce. When I push the power button, my system is suspended. When I press any key on my keyboard the system wake up and I get the login prompt of Xscreensaver (screen lock is ...
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How to configure the Screen Locker

I'm using KDE 4 and it locks the screen without warning and then it requires password to unlock, I need a warning before locking as the Gnome before locking the screen it set the screen brightness ...
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Cross linux method to detect screensaver or locked screen running

I'm looking for a cross linux method to detect if screensaver (both XScrenSaver and non-XSCreenSaver) is running or if locked screen is up. Bash or c method would be awesome. Can you please help me ...
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Mint maximum user passtext length?

Strangely, I can use a long passtext, approximately 64 words long, for disk encryption, but I'm having trouble with user password lengths. Certain steps fail like the installer or unlocking the ...
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Can I simulate mouse movements via terminal without xdotool?

I would like to write a script to prevent a computer from locking by virtually wiggling the mouse. However, I do not have xdotool on the computer that I am using, and I cannot install since I am not ...
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Lock system after awake suspend (incl. forced-shutdowns system after countdown)?

For speed and convenience I do not shutdown my system when I am only gone some minutes, but do a pm-suspend! When the system "unsuspends"/resumes I would like that there is a (screen)lock (on X and ...
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How to get Kali Linux to not go to sleep?

I'm using Kali linux on vmware in windows7. I've been trying to crack my wpa password and noticed that when I leave the system running (in process of cracking password) and leave the laptop on and go ...
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How to activate the password prompt on a lock screen?

I am using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I lock the screen it shows a dimmed version of my desktop background and the time. So when I want to unlock it, I usually move the mouse and the prompt for ...
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Can I use xautolock or anything else to run a command when input is received after the timeout?

I want to have my screen lock and backlight fade out after some delay, and then I want to have the backlight fade back in when I move the cursor or press a button. Having the screen fade out is easy ...
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Systemd: locking the console

I have a laptop that runs Debian Jessie with only the Linux console - no X server installed. A recent dist-upgrade replaced sysvinit with systemd. Now I'm trying to get systemd to lock the console ...
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Prevent the mouse to wake up display

I set my displays to sleep with xset dpms force off after locking the screen with kscreenlock. This is great, the displays wake up when the mouse is moved (by me, air, the cat). I'd like to set it in ...
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Custom shortcut to i3lock screen

I'm having difficulties with creating a custom keyboard shortcut. I'm trying to lock my screen using i3lock with a picture. From the terminal, the command i3lock -i ~/Pictures/lock.png works like ...
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Pin Lock Screen

Is there a way to replace password lock screen in Linux (Mint Debian Edition) with a pin lock screen? Like the one found in Windows 8 for example. It's annoying/inconvenient to have to input 16 ...
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get xautolock status

I'm currently using xautolock to automatically lock my screen with slock. However, when I'm watching a movie, I certainly don't want my screen to go black suddenly. I read the manpage and saw that ...
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Do not lock screen command

I am running Lubuntu with LXDE and xfce power manager. I have set lock screen when going to sleep (suspend/hibernate) and I like it this way. However, I'd like that the screen does not get locked when ...
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Using vlock without changing VT from X

X screen lockers are fine, but I sometimes have stuff open on other TTYs that I want to lock as well. For this reason I would like to use vlock -a to lock all TTYs at the same time. However, I am ...
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How to show time away from computer?

I was wondering how to measure the time elapsed after, say, screensaver starts and then show that time on a freedesktop notification when back.
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How can I trigger the screensaver's locking feature using D-BUS from the command line?

How can I trigger the screen saver manually from the command line? I'm using GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19, but the solution should not necessarily be specific to this distro.
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Why doesn't my screen lock in XFCE?

I'm trying out XFCE on Arch Linux, and for some reason the Lock Screen option in the session menu doesn't do anything. Neither does running xflock4 at the command line (it exits 0 with no output). ...
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xautolock: how to auto-unlock on user activity?

I need to run a script after a period of user inactivity. For that I use the wonderful program xautolock. Now, I also need to run another script when the activity is resumed (e.g. mouse is moved or a ...
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Can I set a bash timeout only for virtual consoles (ctrl+alt+{f1-f6})

I know that I can set a TMOUT variable to automatically end a bash session after a specified period of inactivity. However, what I want is to apply that only to my 6 built-in virtual consoles, which ...
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Disable xscreensaver when program is running?

I find it very annoying that xscreensaver sometimes helpfully starts while I'm playing Urban Terror, and was wondering if there is a better way to solve this than making some script to run Urban ...
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Unlock Gnome shell takes a long time

I lock my GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 by Ctrl+Alt+L as usual but when I try to unlock it takes up to a minute before I get my desktop back. While waiting I get a black background and a mouse pointer. Any ...