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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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Full screen terminal with script as screen saver under archLinux

Bonjour, Is it possible to run a terminal at full screen running a script instead of the screen saver ? That means that after 10 minutes of inactivity the screen should go black and show the STDOUT of ...
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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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KDE: running <command> upon screen timeout

In all installations of KDE I have experienced, the screen will time out after ~10 minutes. This would seem like a great way to start some applications, like a screen saver that doesn't need a daemon, ...
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Console timeout blanks to white instead of black

My hardware screen on my laptop turns white, when the console times out and blanks, upon idling. I would expect it to normally turn black or turn off the screen entirely. When clicking a button, the ...
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Switch off display and Lock screen in Xfce power manager when laptop lid is closed?

I have a Dell XPS 13 (2015 model), and I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Xmonad. I have xfce4-power-manager running and gnome-screensaver is used to lock the screen. In the settings dialog of ...
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Ignoring first click event on dpms or screen wakeup

I'm trying to make a screensaver feature (or screen blanking) from user request that allows the screen to go blank and wakeup via user touch input. The problem I'm having is trying to handle the first ...
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Is there a way to stop screensaver on keyboard only?

Let's say you have a screensaver running. When you move your mouse or hit any key on keyboard, the screensaver will be stopped. The problem is that with modern, laser based mice, a slight vibration ...
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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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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 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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Permission mix-up on Mint

So recently I accidentally started changing all the permissions in root to my unprivileged account :(. I know it's a rookie mistake to make. It happened because I was switching between users and ...
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Running GNOME 3 components without GNOME

I would like to use some of the GNOME 3 components (such as the panel and screensaver) without actually using gnome shell. (To be more specific, I switched to xmonad now.) Is there a way to do that? ...
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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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How to run custom script as screensaver in Openbox?

I run Openbox/LXDE on a somewhat special platform (a Banana Pi Pro) which doesn't have DPMS support. I have to run specific commands to put my HDMI screen to standby and switch it back on. My scripts ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Run commands after unlocking X screen (KDE)

When I leave work, I lock my machine with ctrl + l to lock the screen. When I come back, I always forget to log into jabber. Is there a way to run a command after the screen is unlocked? This is in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...