I want to setup VMWare Player such that the screen of my virtual machine will never go black from inactivity again.
Can I achieve that?
Note: my virtual machine is a text-interface Ubuntu.
I do not believe VMWare Player blanks the screen after inactivity. It is is likely Ubuntu's built-in "Screensaver" functionality.
Check and see if this works: http://askubuntu.com/questions/138918/how-do-i-disable-the-blank-console-screensaver-on-ubuntu-server