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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tell mplayer to prevent the screensaver from kicking in while playing

I know mplayer has some heartbeat setting but I don't recall what it is, could anyone tell me? another one of those annoying things that used to just work and somewhere along the line stopped being ...
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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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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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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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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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Permanently remapping a key on Linux

I'm using an aluminum Apple keyboard with my Mandriva 2010.2 Linux system. I remap the Apple Command key (⌘) to control using the following .Xmodmap file: keycode 134 = Control_R remove mod4 = ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Screen content showing for a few seconds before screensaver starts (Fedora 14)

This happens every now and then, I have not pinned down the cause but let me describe the symptoms. On occasion when I come back to the computer after a few hours the screen is in energy saving mode, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Fedora 15 screensaver won't wake up after about 10 hours

I can switch to another Terminal via CTRL+ALT+F2, but the screen remains black and won't wake up. Sometimes, it wakes up after several retries. Any ideas to resolve it?
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Are there any screen locking solutions for openbox?

If I want to use OpenBox then how can I lock my "monitor" when I leave the PC for a few minutes? Like the gnome-screensaver under GNOME.
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Wayland and full-screen apps

Will Wayland, unlike X, be able to "know" about a full screen app, and not fire up the screensaver? I remember reading up on this, and X (or present KWin/Compiz) cannot know or be told when to hold ...
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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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How to turn off xscreensaver automatically while watching Flash video?

Can I configure Flash to automatically disable xscreensaver while it's playing video? Or, conversely, configure xscreensaver not to trigger while Flash is playing video? I've seen this question on ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to determine what's inhibiting the screensaver?

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 ...
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What screensaver should I use under XFCE? [closed]

I'm running XFCE and Gnome3 and have some trouble with choosing a screensaver. Any advice on which screensaver to use and how to configure it? AFAIK xscreensaver works, but I wonder if it's a better ...
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How to disable screen saver and power management in linux by command line?

Is there a command line you can run that can enable in-habitation, disabling computer going to screen saver, sleep?
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Computer logs out when resuming from sleep

When I leave my laptop for a while, after it blacks the screen (as I configured XScreensaver to do), when I return, it awakens to the login screen. When I login, there is no trace of my previous ...
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How to make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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Is there a way to stop screensaver on keyboard only?

Let's say you have screensaver running. When you move your mouse or hit any key on keyboard screensaver will be stopped. The problem is that with modern, laser based mice, slight vibration of ...
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How to disable “Shake password dialog when authentication fails” of Gnome Screensaver?

Is there any way to disable the animation which occurs when attempting to unlock gnome Screensaver and failing? Currently the password dialog shakes back and forth and for some reason on some laptops, ...