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Is it possible to keep some program running outside screen locking?

Is it possible to keep some program running outside screen locking? For example, some keys on my keyboard are not good to use, making it difficult to type password to unlock screen. so I want to keep ...
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xxkb set layout globally/fixed layout for an app (xxkb with tint2 and openbox)

I use xxkb with openbox. xxkb will track the individual apps, and set their keyboard layout individually. I would rather set the layout globally, so it I set en_US, all the apps would have that ...
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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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xscreensaver - how to log successful logins

I would like to log successful login attempts from screensaver. Running xscreensaver with xscreensaver -verbose -log ... does give me something usable: input finished. pam_conversation (...) ==&...
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Why i3lock and xautolock and not xscreensaver?

I'm just trying understand why i3 created their own utilities, i3lock xautolock It seems this is just something xscreensaver should be doing? What's the advantage of not using xscreensaver? Did i3 ...
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How to mute sound when xscreensaver locks screen

The goal is to mute sound whenever screen lock happens. Ideally restore sound after unlocking as well. Sound system is Pulseaudio.
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XScreenSaver idle time gets reset periodically without input

I'm trying to track idle time using arbtt on a VM running Ubuntu 18.04 (using i3 on X11). arbtt uses the XScreenSaver protocol extension to get the time since the last input event, which seems to get ...
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xscreensaver not locking second screen, sometimes

Using xscreensaver on Mint 18.3 with xfce4 does not always work with two displays. I have bound it to a keyboard shortcut which runs xflock4, which in turn does run xscreensaver-command --lock Many ...
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Keep running screensaver even pressing any key

I'm using Linux Mint 18 on a dell laptop, with screen saver as in Since some of themes are very pretty and geometrical, I'd like to keep them running on my laptop on an exposition room, that is, ...
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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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CentOS7 how to get xscreensaver working at login screen?

I was able to place the xscreensaver.desktop shown below in /usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart to run xscreensaver at the login screen. I can see that the xscreensaver process is running as gdm user. ...
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Sleep shortcut command lubuntu?

I'm trying to set the Sleep Button to actually put the computer to sleep and toggle my screensaver but to make this happen I have to have a terminal command to bind to the sleep button. So by going to ...
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How can I wait until xscreensaver is unlocked?

How can I wait until xscreensaver is unlocked? xscreensaver-command -lock locks the screen, but it returns before the screen is unlocked again. xscreensaver provides an xscreensaver-command -watch ...
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How to force xscreensaver-command -lock to blank immediately?

Related to xscreensaver doesn't stop fadeout correctly, I've set up a suspend@$USER service which runs /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command -lock to lock the screen when closing the laptop lid. The article ...
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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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Prevent xscreensaver from blacking on ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS

I have some iei panels pc that keep, after a minute or so, blacking the screen. The thing is that I want the screensaver to launch but I don't want it to black the screen. X is launched by nodm, and ...
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xscreensaver doesn't stop fadeout correctly

I have xscreensaver set to blank my screen, with a 5 second fade duration. When user input happens during this fadeout, the following happens: screen starts fading Image freezes, only fading updates ...
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sun microsystems logo xscreensaver?

I stumbled on this question today asking for a Bob screensaver. I can recall that and it reminded me of days past. I also remember a screen saver, either life or snake - i can't remember which or ...
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How to make sure that screensaver does not kick in when watching a movie?

When you are watching a movie, many a times, the xscreensaver kicks in after sometime. Is there a way to tell xscreensaver not to kick in when watching a movie ? Somebody told me and I tried this - ...
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xscreensaver screen savers that use 3D graphics take up 100% of a CPU thread and will not close

Previously posted on Ask Ubuntu. Removed for irrelevancy: https://askubuntu.com/questions/886963/process-polyhedra-using-100-cpu-thread? System: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Kernel 3.19.0-32-...
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DPMS Stopped Working Arch (nvidia drivers - xfce4)

I have been having a lot of problems with xscreensaver and DPMS. A few months back DPMS stopped working and randomly xscreensaver would randomly not work as well. (Arch linux, xfce4, 4.8.7-1-ARCH) ...
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Xscreen saver not locking user

In my new installation of Xscreen saver, it does not lock out the user when the screen saver kicks in. Any ideas what is wrong? timeout: 0:03:00 cycle: 0:10:00 lock: True <-----...
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With XFCE, xscreensaver wakes up and prompts for password

If you only experience this problem when using VLC see this question When the screen is blocked, the xscreensaver (version 5.35) password prompt pops out without any mouse/touchpad movement. It just ...
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Xscreensaver on startup, i3wm

How do I set up xscreensaver to run in the background on login? Will a simple xscreensaver & do the trick?
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xscreensaver: authentication via PAM time out

When I lock the screen via LXDE desktop environment, there is a time bar running. After it runs out, it displays a message: xscreensaver: (system time) authentication via PAM time out. I don't know ...
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XScreenSaver: 1-2 seconds delay within which my laptop isn't locked

I want my screen to lock automatically and I'm using XScreenSaver. It locks the screen when my laptop suspends but when open the lid or press the power button, there's a small, 1-2 seconds delay and ...
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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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xscreensaver only as screen locker

I want to use xscreensaver as my screen locker, but only through manual activation with xscreensaver-command --lock (I have this bound to a key combination). I don't want xscreensaver to activate ...
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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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xscreensaver running on lightdm GTK greeter

This is a dorky question and the merits of it are pointless. I have a system for guests and I want a BSOD screensaver for the login. I've been fiddling around for a while with various attempts at ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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xscreensaver screenlock Couldn't Grab Pointer - Already Grabbed

Running lxde and lxpanel on Debian 8.1. xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo" lists no actively grabbed devices in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Clicking the Screenlock icon in the application launch bar has a long ...
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Customizing XScreenSaver login

I've been following the instructions on Arch Wiki for theming the XScreenSaver's login window. I created a ~/.Xresources file, pasted this code taken (and modified) from the wiki: ! xscreensaver -----...
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Suspend button does not work when xscreensaver is active on xfce Debian

I've Debian jessie and xfce. When I push the power button, my system is suspended. When I press any key on my keyboard the system wake up and I get the login prompt of Xscreensaver (screen lock is ...
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start xscreensaver from cron@reboot, Ubuntu startup, or service/daemon?

I need start xscreensaver for Ubuntu, and it can be started in Ubuntu startup application. My questions are: can xscreensaver be started in cron@reboot? can xscreensaver be started in service/...
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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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xscreensaver sometimes unlocks locked screen automatically, after returning from monitor standby mode

I am using xscreensaver to lock my screen. Additionally to that, my monitor goes to "standby" , i.e turn display off, after 30 minutes of inactivity. It has happened to me twice now, that I have ...
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Keep xscreensaver running

Every now and then, xscreensaver dies. When it does, my session unlocks and won't lock until I restart it. Is there a way to automatically detect that xscreensaver has died, restart it, and lock the ...
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How to properly lock desktop when hibernating?

If I lock the screen, hibernate by closing the laptop lid, open the laptop lid and press the power button, the screen will just show a black surface and I can start typing the password immediately. If ...
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xscreensaver logs non-existent login attempts

I am using xscreensaver to lock my screen. When the screen is locked, any mouse movement brings up the login dialog. After a timeout, login fails with the message "authentication via PAM timed out" ...
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Do not lock screen command

I am running Lubuntu with LXDE and xfce power manager. I have set lock screen when going to sleep (suspend/hibernate) and I like it this way. However, I'd like that the screen does not get locked when ...
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xscreensaver and keyboard layouts

xscreensaver doesn't show which is the current keyboard layout, so sometimes I can't enter my password, because I've switched to Cyrillic without knowing it. I found a discussion about the same ...
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Run one screensaver across multiple monitors

Is there a way to make xscreensaver run a single screen saver across the whole X display, ignoring Xinerama/XRANDR geometry? I have three monitors appearing as a single X screen on one X display. ...
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Disabling xscreensaver when firefox is playing HTM5 video

I find some questions talking about disabling xscreensaver with flash but no one about HTML5. Then, how to disable xscreensaver when firefox is playing an HTML5 vidieo and, if possible, only for some ...
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How to set xscreensaver to use blank mode without GUI?

After installing xscreensaver in Arch Linux my laptop has started displaying fancy, battery-depleting animations when nobody is looking. How do I configure this to use the blank mode via the command ...
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Too big delay with xscreensaver on wrong password in OpenSUSE 12.2

There is too big delay when logging in with xscreensaver in OpenSUSE 12.2 --- Actual delay is 10 seconds, but not found anywhere in configs Already done: checked pam timeout in login.defs (3 ...
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How can I stop XScreenSaver from waking up on Mouse Input?

CAVEAT: XScreenSaver and other screensavers have known problems with VLC and xfce4-power-manager. If you're using XFCE or VLC you may want to check out those first. My problem is that with modern ...