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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.

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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:

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