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Screenlock backdoors and how to close them

There is a warning in the Archlinux List of security applications. It says that of all possible screen-lockers, only four block tty access: sflock, physlock, Cinnamon Screensaver, MATE Screensaver and ...
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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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Dim screen before screensaver

Using DPMS, my screen goes blank after 10 minutes. How would I go about dimming (lowering the backlight) of the screen a few seconds before this happens, as a sort of warning? Output of xset -q: [......
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Screensaver in the Shell

I like the screensaver cmatrix. Is their a way to set up a crontab to check if the shell is inactive every 10 mins (using xprintidle) and then if that is true run the screensaver command cmatrix -abs?
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Configure Splitflap screensaver

How do I configure the splitflap screen-saver? I was able to figure out all documented parameters like -no-spin or -no-wander. Yet I haven't found a way to specify a text to show or select a site to ...
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How to unlock Gnome3 screen from command line?

This had been asked before. But existing answers to not seem to function on newer Gnome 3 versions (I have 3.14.0). Instead the following error message is received: Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error....
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Why is my dconf setting suddenly non-writable?

I'm trying to change my screensaver settings in Cinnamon 2.6.13 on Ubuntu 14.04 trusty. When the system image was fresh, I was able to change the setting /org/cinnamon/desktop/screensaver/ask-for-...
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Screen turns off after 10 minutes and I can't find out why

I'm running Arch Linux with Mate Desktop version 1.16.0 on Linux kernel 4.8.13. I have a weird problem. My screen turns black after around 5 or 10 minutes and I can not find out why. Here is my mate ...
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How can I remote unlock my RHEL7 workstation?

I have just upgraded my workstation from RHEL 6 with Gnome 2 to RHEL 7 with Gnome 3 Classic. Since I can unlock my Windows Laptop with its fingerprint reader, and both are networked, I got used to ...
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How to determine if screensaver is active on another session

You can detect if a user's screensaver is active via: gnome-screensaver-command -q I'm trying to create a daemon to perform actions when the user is inactive, but I'm finding this command always ...
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Change Screensaver font size, Molecule xscreensaver

I love the Molecule xscreensaver. Is there anyway to change the configuration so that the font of the molecule information is larger? It's located at the top left of the screen and is quite small....
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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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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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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 xfce4-power-...
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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 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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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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Permission mix-up on Mint

So recently I accidentally started changing all the permissions in root to my unprivileged account :(. It happened because I was switching between users and shells and the directory changed to / ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 figure ...
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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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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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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 /org/...
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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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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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Howto disable screensaver when vlc is running, under kde?

When vlc is running, the screen goes blank every 10 minutes. This requires to move the mouse or hit keyboard periodically when watching a movie. This happens even after disabling the screensaver, in ...