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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to manually start an XScreenSaver application in root window (full screen)?

I've downloaded the XScreenSaver collection, to dabble a bit in visual effects, etc. I've compiled mine from source, but they're obviously also available from most distro's repos. Now, every screen ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...