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I'm guessing: sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' As the following thread suggests.


I had the same issue with Gnome 3.14.0 running under Debian Jessie. The previous answer sent me in the right direction and I discovered that the issue was down to the Pidgin IM integraton plugin by muffinmad. After disabling this plugin the unlock timeout reverted to normal behaviour.

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