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After mate-screensaver blacks screen, input causes screen contents to be visible for a few seconds before showing unlock prompt

I regularly observe this behaviour on one particular system: I lock the screen either manually or by idling for the configured time screen turns black and shortly after the screen enters power-save I ...
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Waking Screen After User Inactivity

In Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome, how can I 'wake up' the screen programmatically once it is has blanked due to user inactivity? I tried the following: gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.ScreenSaver --...
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How to prevent my external monitor from turning off when the system is idle

When I'm using my laptop if I don't use it for a while, the laptop's screen goes off and the external monitor turns off by itself. I'm trying to prevent my second monitor from turning off, and I want ...
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How to detect when screen goes on while screensaver is locked?

I am trying to execute MyCommand when the screen goes on while screensaver is locked in KDE, in two situations: when the screen is simply locked, and when the system is in suspend mode. Both are ...
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How to disable screensaver/dpms/other power saving features

I have a problem where monitors connected via docking station fail to reconnect if, I believe, the screensaver has been activated. I'm using debian testing without a desktop environment (ie only a ...
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Is there an analogous tool as "cuptea" (ubuntu) in XFCE

I use occasionally ubuntu 20.04. In the right corner there is an icon like a "cuptea". When you click it it disables the screensaver and hibernation (see screenshot). Is there an equivalent ...
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Use mplayer as an xscreensaver?

Wanting to run a video as my screensaver, I ran into problems configuring it appropriately. I am summarizing the solution here in Q&A format.
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How do I disable screensaver and systemd suspend on Ubuntu 20 from command-line or configuration files?

I have seen a lot of solutions about gsettigns set and systemctl mask suspend.target ... but none works for me. My Ubuntu 20 has Gnome GUI. And the only thing I want is to completely disable screen to ...
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Two programs want a d-bus service - how can I run them both?

I had the following setup: For my screensaver, I used xscreensaver (because it's beautiful) To lock my screen, I used light-locker (because it's more secure then xscreensaver) Recenctly, ...
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How to detect VLC inhibit on DBUS

I am trying to detect whether the screensaver is inhibited, using xfce on Arch. This command works when chrome (chromium) Inhibits: dbus-send --print-reply=literal --type=method_call --dest=org....
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How to turn off xwindow screen saver?

I'm using xfce-desktop environment.I want to turn off the screen saver. What I have tried: xset s 0 0 xset s off sleep 1; xset s off sleep 1; xset s noblank The xset q command result: Keyboard ...
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How can I add an i3 keybinding for i3lock? [closed]

On my Ubuntu box, I've added the line bindsym $mod+Shift+l exec i3lock -c 000000 to my i3 config file. After reloading with $mod+Shift+r and hitting $mod+Shift+l, I just get a L displayed in my ...
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disable GNOME screensaver screenlock in rhel/centos 7

running RHEL 7.9, with the installation of it as Server with GUI. My [work] operating environment is the server is in a server room and all users connect to it over the network using VNC. Problem I ...
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Debian 11: alternative for non-free `firmware-amd-graphics`

I've just installed Debian 11 LXDE without any non-free packages into my old notebook. Everything went fine except for the screen display, which there were some issues. Some of them could be solved by ...
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Autokey - Adjusting Screen Brightness with Hotkeys (and sustaining that brightness in Awesome Window Manager)

In awesome window manager, my screen brightness gets reset to 100% each time I'm away from my computer for a few minutes. How can I get it to sustain the brightness I set prior to these screen-saver/...
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Running a specific program when the system is idle, and terminating it on user input

I have a number of Ubuntu "Kiosk" systems that people can walk up to and use to access a specific website to enter specific information. As is, the screens go blank after 5 minutes of non-...
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How to let gnome screensaver to switch to another user on inactivity timeout?

Instead of a screensaver, I wish to switch to another user on activity timeout. Under "switch to another user", I understand switching to his/her session, if he/she is already logged in. Is ...
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How to completely disable screensaver / turning off screen on Ubuntu MATE 20.04?

On Ubuntu MATE 20.04, which I use as a live TV laptop OS, there seems to be a problem with some settings, upon which the screensaver is run or the screen turns off; I don't know if both apply, or ...
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Screensaver "kills" my GPU

Since a few upgrades I have a strange problem often (i.e.: more often than not, but not always) if I let my PC unattended long enough for it to completely shut off my graphics card it will not come up ...
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xset: ignore mouse movement when display is blanked

I can blank/turn off display on my laptop with following command: xset dpms force off then, any mouse movement or keyboard press "wakes up" the display. Is it possible to ignore mouse ...
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How to completely disable black screen and clock-page on CentOS 8 console (before login)?

I want my screen to stay EXACTLY the same after it's finished booting, forever, which means I NEVER want it to go black, and I NEVER want to see that clock overlay appearing over the top of my ...
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Why is Electricsheep on Debian not using the mplayer configuration for display settings?

I have set electricsheep for screensaver in Debian. I want to run it in full screen, at 25 fps, but it runs at 23 fps with a very strange resolution. Checking on ps it return this ps -efww|grep mpla ...
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How to detect if user is watching a full screen video?

Current Situation I'm suspending my laptop after a 30 minutes of idle state. I'm using this code inside this script to detect the idle duration. Original Problem VLC (and I'm pretty sure that any ...
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x0vncserver stops responding when screensaver is active

I'm using an old laptop running Xubuntu 20.04 as a server, which sits in a cupboard with the lid closed, using x0vncserver to access it remotely. Recently I had to reboot it, but when it came back up ...
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How can I reload swayidle / swaylock?

In my .sway/config, I have exec swayidle -w \ timeout 30 'swaylock -f -c 000000' \ timeout 30 'swaymsg "output * dpms off"' \ resume 'swaymsg "output * dpms on"' \ ...
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How do you properly "unblank" (as in exit screensaver) a console on a server?

I had this server which after 10 minutes would blank the screen and the monitor would go into sleep mode. I added consoleblank=0 to the kernel parameters in order to avoid this. My main issue with ...
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Is it possible to port an OSX Screensaver into Linux?

Is it possible to port an OSX Screensaver into Linux? Specifically this one called "ScreenMazer" which is freely available from github. I know that xscreensaver has a maze of their own, but the one ...
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After locking, screen won't turn back on with keyboard or mouse under Debian Buster

I was on Jessie, did an upgrade to Stretch and then immediately to Buster. I believe I have the default gnome 3 desktop manager. If I lock the screen with super-l then I cannot wake the screen up ...
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Disable screen saver during install/initial setup

I need to disable all screen blanking/locking as part of os (rhel7.3) install. After searching I have found that gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0 works when testing this from a ...
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Preventing screensaver in Scientific Linux 6.4

I've already posted this to the Super User exchange, but was told I may find an answer faster here. I'm attempting to add a feature to an application to keep the screen awake while the user is logged ...
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How to set monitor on standby after certain period

Machine: Dell Vostro PC, System: Ubuntu 18.04, Desktop: Gnome 3.28 running Wayland. Is there a command within Linux so that my monitor goes into standby after a fixed period of idle time? I know ...
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What is the best way to handle screenlock and screensaver in Arch/i3?

I recently switched to Manjaro/i3, and I was trying to make i3lock into my screenlock/screensaver, so have it lock the screen after x mn of inactivity, as well as locking the screen upon going to ...
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Unable to wake up after locking screen

Just installed Xubuntu 19.04. When I try to lock my screen it does some weird and crashes. Screen turns off and I have to turn the system off manually. Tried xscreensaver and it works just fine, but I ...
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Strange screensaver : known screensaver or possible threat?

For the first single time I just had to log twice from the screensaver, and the second login screen was unusual. I am running XFCE 4.12 on Slackware 14.1, with xcreensaver 5.40. The first login ...
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Can you explain "lock your local display and not the remote one" by ssh?

From https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/505644/674 if you run light-locker through SSH on the remote machine, it will lock your local display and not the remote one (just as running gnome-terminal or ...
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KDE screen saver passes key pressed to program

I've noticed that when screen saver (turn-off screen) is running and I press a key to activate screen again the key is passed to program that is active. This is problem, if I press Del key to activate ...
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After unlocking light-locker, screen remains blank proportional to how long it's been locked

Weird problem that I've been having I think since I installed Linux Mint 19. I run xfce and light-locker is my screen locker. Whenever I unlock my screen with my password, my screen remains black for ...
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What may cause the screen to turns off after few minutes without option to turn it on again

I've just installed Fedora 29 XFce on Dell laptop (Inspiron 15) and it turn off after few minutes, moving a mouse o pressing any key don't turn it on. To turn it on I've needed to hold down power ...
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GNOME: Different PAM configurations for lockscreen vs login

I recently purchased a U2F security key, and I have successfully configured my Ubuntu 18.04 machine to require authentication via the key as well as my usual password to log in. I am hoping to change ...
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Use of command "xssstate " in ubuntu?

I want to access the screensaver state of ubuntu (when my laptop is idle for some minute) . And run an application if screensaver start and if I click or stir mouse pad then application should exit as ...
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Allow DPMS to turn off screen with force when the screen is locked?

I discover that command xset dpms 300 which turn off the screen for example after 5 minutes (300s), and it wonderfully doesn't turn off the screen if a youtube video is actually playing even in a ...
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Disabling Chromium XFCE Power Management Inhibition

For a long time I've been having problems with my Screen Saver not working properly, now it seems it tells me the problem in the XFCE4 Panel's Power Manager Plugin Captain reads /usr/lib/chromium-...
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xset blank screen on idle not working (lubuntu)

I normally set the screen to go blank after N seconds, but after using the machine for a while, it stops working mysteriously. It may be due to the suspend event. Now I try: xset s 2 and the ...
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When using VLC, why does my screen saver keep waking up?

XScreenSaver uses DPMS to turn my laptop screen off. I'd like to find out why it's waking up to the prompt again. I enabled logging with log, but it shows nothing useful, xscreensaver: 22:04:21: ...
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Screen not locked after resume from suspend (well, not immediatly)

I have a laptop with Linux Mint (Cinnamon desktop). Screensaver setting is to Lock the computer when put to sleep. However, often I see flash of my desktop (the content is displayed momentarily, like ...
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RHEL 7 screensaver commands equivalent to RHEL 6

On RHEL 6, the following command will display screensaver commands: man gnome-screensaver-command -q, --query Query the state of the screensaver -l, --lock Tells the running screensaver process to ...
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MPV seems to change dpms setting

Context I am runnning a Debian Stretch distribution with Cinnamon graphical interface. I use this command to turn off the display xset dpms force off It is useful to me when I want to sleep and ...
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How can I install asciiquarium as a screensaver?

My beloved screensaver Asciiquarium is not available for KDE Plasma 5. It was previously available in KDE Plasma 3 and Plasma 4, but Plasma 5 dropped support. How can I run Asciiquarium as a ...
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Can I set screensaver to start if I'm not watching video?

I'm using Xfce and the screen goes to blank if I'm not doing anything on my mouse or keyboard for a while. How can I set that thins won't happen? Also, is it possible to set the screensaver such that ...
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How can I activate/configure a screensaver in Wayland/GNOME?

I am using Fedora 25 with Wayland and GNOME. How can I configure a screensaver? I assume xscreensaver does not work and I could install gnome-screensaver, but there is no configuration interface - or ...
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