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How to detect the screen is locked or not when the screen saver is active on Redhat 6.6?

There are two screen saver options in Redhat 6.6 menu "System->Preference->Screensaver": (1) The option "Active screen saver when computer is idle". Check this option will cause the screen saver is ...
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How to prevent DPMS/screensaver from activating when gamepad used?

If I use keyboard/mouse Xorg server understand that then computer involved into user input activity. How to enable support for indicating user activity through gamepad so monitor suddenly doesn't ...
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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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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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Disable the Gnome screensaver from the command line

I would like to disable the screensaver on Centos 6.2 for a single user. I have tried from the GUI, that looked like the easiest way, but it didn't work out, I am not sure why. I am looking for an ...
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Screen blanks at login screen

On Linux Mint 17.1, the screen blanks when left idle. To stop this from happening, I have checked all the obvious candidates on the Power Settings and Login Window screens. Can anyone help me ...
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How to debug : Screen starts blanking after running wget

My system is currently running Cubieez 2.2, a Debian image for CubieTruck. My bash script is tasked with downloading driver files from a server to a specific folder through wget. I've tested this bash ...
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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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Xorg configuration hook for unblank screen

Is is possible to execute a command automatically when X comes out of a power saving screen blank? I.e., something that would be triggered when I hit a key/move the mouse to power up the display ...
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Detect if screensaver is active

I want to detect whether the screensaver is active. On Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 21, I tried the following command: $ dbus-send --print-reply=literal --dest=org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver ...
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Xlock: Can't grab the keyboard

When I start Citrix Receiver in normal mode, screensaver of host machine get activated as per expectation. But when I connect the same session in Fullscreen mode then screensaver of host machine ...
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Turn screen off when inactive for time period in RHEL and Debian

I want to turn the screen off when inactive for x minutes using commandline settings on RHEL and Debian distros of Linux. Any help? I have done this with the following commands on Ubuntu and Centos: ...
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Login dialog doesn't stay on screen long enough to input credentials(resume from screensaver)

I have an old computer which I upgraded the GPU to Mobility Radeon HD 5430 Series, I just installed the modules for Debian Wheezy, but now my screen-saver doesn't work anymore, when I come back to the ...
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Linux Mint - cinnamon with xscreensaver

I cannot seem to disable cinnamon screensaver. I have disabled the lock screen successfully but the screensaver with the clock on the display keeps executing. I just want xscreensaver in favour of ...
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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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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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Screensaver makes my computer freeze after random amount of time

Im setting up a computer with linux mint, it's a fresh install. I did all updates, even level 4 and 5, i dont know if it was a good idea. (I dont know if the problem was there before thoses updates) ...
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I installed all screensavers I could find, but none are listed in settings, in Fedora 21 Beta

I installed these: yum install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras But there are no screensavers listed in settings: Anyone ...
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Cron job — If computer inactive for x minutes turn wifi off

I would like to have an alias command in my .bashrc that could be ran at startup. That states: If computer is inactive for X minutes then turn off wifi. How would I do that? I am currently using ...
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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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Camera to check if I'm watching the computer?

Is there a program to do following: I have a webcam on my laptop. I would like that my computer starts a screensaver if I'm not watching my laptop and stop the saver when I'm watching the screen. Is ...
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Disabling power management

I am running Cubieez on a Cubieboard2, I need to disable screen saver and power management, I've followed several tutorials about but none seems to work, I've written: xset s off. xset -dpms xset s ...
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Make XServer ignore the mouseclick that woke up monitor from sleep

I have a ARM-Box with a touchscreen, running a Debian variant. Every time I tap the touchscreen, the monitor turns on, but the now visible application receives a mouse click. Can I tell the XServer ...
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“Screen Energy Saving” (in KDE) - how to trigger command when entering and exiting such mode?

I have two commands: one I'd like to execute when computer enters "Screen Energy Saving" mode, another when it exists this state. How to trigger those commands depending on "Screen Energy Saving" ...
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gnome-screensaver or xscreensaver is better regarding security?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I used to use gnome-screensaver.. but.. it happened too many times that when I closed the lid of my notebook, it suspended itself, OK, but after I wanted to turn it on again.. ...
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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 to wake up monitor from bash?

I've got screensaver set to 5m xset s 300 and I need to wake up monitor(suppress screensaver) in 1 hour from bash script. How do I do it?
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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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How do I prevent the screen from blanking?

I am running 12.04 Ubuntu Server and my screen blanks after some time. I am unable to unblank it without power cycling the computer. I can however log in via ssh and type who see that the tty1 ...
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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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Display shuts down while watching a movie after 10 minutes no matter the settings in Elementary OS

I've noticed this when trying to watch movies on that laptop running eOS. After 10 minutes or so the display is turned down. I've looked for settings against this and found the following: Power ...
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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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Fluxbox shuts my screens off after some idle moment

I have fluxbox installed beside unity, my distro being ubuntu 13.04. Under unity I have configured my computer not to suspend, not to lock, and not to shut off screens after some idle moment. This ...
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Locking the screen when laptop lid is shut (Gnome 3.8, Fedora 19)

I cannot for the love of god figure out how to configure the screensaver to be run (which in turn causes the screen to be locked) every time I shut the lid of my laptop. I have xscreensaver installed ...
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Lock screen shortcut not working after update of Fedora 16

I recently ran a bunch of updates (I didn't pay attention to which, I was just prompted to update a bunch of stuff), and after running them, the lock-screen shortcut (CTRL-Alt-L) no longer works. I ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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Starting screensaver from terminal

I like the 'Black Screen' screen-saver. Because it makes the monitor look like turned-off. But my CentOS takes minimum 1 min. to start it automatically. Can I start it instantly from the terminal? ...
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Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE

I'm using XFCE4 with Fedora 18 and replaced xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. I have gnome-screensaver checked in session and startup and xscreensaver unchecked. By using power manager, I have ...
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Slide show/screensaver over login screen on RHEL 6.4

I've see the slide show (Pictures folder) screensaver. I've also seen how to change the background behind my login screen. What I haven't been able to figure out is how to display a slide show as a ...
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How to install caffeine on Scientific Linux 6.3

caffeine Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/caffeine", line 40, in <module> import caffeine File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/caffeine/__init__.py", line 23, in ...
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Alternate screensaver settings on different X instances

On my desktop system, I run two instances of X-- one is associated with the physical screen, one is associated with a virtual screen (a la vncserver). I use the physical one to do things related to ...
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Writing custom Gnome/Mate screensaver with SDL

I'm using MATE desktop environment on Linux Mint Nadia. I want to write my very own screensaver for mate-screensaver, but with SDL (not OpenGL). I've been looking for solutions, found some usable ...
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Gnome screensaver floating feet shows only one (left) foot any alternative screensaver with both?

I like gnome screensaver floating feet and looking for version that displays both right, left heels of gnome or at least with choice option for the right. this is just for fun design related question. ...
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What's keeping my screensaver from activating?

I'm running Linux Mint 13 KDE on an HP Pavilion g6 laptop. The screensaver, which in my case is xscreensaver, but I've noticed this behavior with kscreensaver as well, never seems to activate. ...
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How can I put my HDMI display into (and out of) power save mode?

I am using a Raspberry Pi to run an information display in an office. I want the display in power save mode when outside of business hours. I was going to use cron to execute something at the ...
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How can I tell if xscreensaver has my screen locked?

I'm thinking through alerting stuff, and decided that, if my screen is locked, I'm not there so I should push the alerts to my phone. But, I cannot currently tell if the screen is locked. I could put ...
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How to create a screen lock timer for Awesome WM?

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04 system with Awesome WM, and I'd like the screensaver to work like in Unity: GNOME Screensaver Ctrl-Alt-L to lock N minutes' timeout which respects applications which ...
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Console ScreenSaver without X11

I'm trying to setup a very slimmed down console only Debian system to act as a simple slideshow photo display. I know that it is possible to show graphics (I guess using the framebuffer) in the ...
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Change xscreensaver lock option command

How could I change the lock option for the xscreensaver from the command line? Been looking around and couldn't find anything about it. xscreensaver-command -lock will lock it right away, which is ...
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Maze screensaver on old Unix computers

I used to use unix computers in the 90's for building GIS systems. There used to be a screen saver which consited of a maze that filled the screen. Then the computer would logically solve the maze ...