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Change the screensaver every few minutes

Is it possible to change the screensaver randomly every, say, 5 minutes? I mean that once the screensaver starts, it picks one at random, and after a few minutes, change the screensaver to another ...
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Require password when returning from sleep: Opensuse Leap 15, budgie-desktop

When I wake my laptop from a suspended state, there is no password prompt. I'd instead like to require a password to use the laptop. I've looked in Settings > Power and Settings > Privacy but these ...
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Fedora 27 LXDE closing lid doesn't lock the screen (selinux acpid xscreensaver-command)

I've installed acpid and setup an event for lid close which works in debug mode, however I cannot get it to work when acpid is started by systemd. I used the suggestions here to configure acpid Linux ...
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Display Livestream with XScreensaver

I want to display a livestream whenever my screensaver appears. This livestream is technically an swfplayer which gets handed over the stream URL via the webpage it is embedded into. My question: how ...
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How to use Gnome Lockscreen instead of xscreensaver Lockscreen

I am using Xscreensaver in my Fedora 28. I was using it only because Apple Aerial Screensaver can be added as a screensaver to it. But the login screen of xscreensaver is ugly and doesnt go with the ...
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centos 7 how can i run xscreensaver using gdm?

I am running centos 7.3 and have been trying to run xscreensaver from my gdm session, so that the screensaver will run even when nobody is logged in on the console. I have googled so many different ...
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Caffeine indicator does not disable lock screen in Ubuntu

I currently have an Ubuntu 16-04 installation on one of my computers and when I set it, the packages I installed included caffeine indicator and xscreensaver. I have noticed that while it worked on ...
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How to disable screen off in Debian?

My screen are darkening every 20 or some minutes. It was originally xscreensaver installed, but nothing changed after I removed it. This behavior very annoying when I am trying to see some movie. ...
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xscreensaver doesn't run on one of two vnc sessions

Can anyone help identify the problem and solution to this: I have a linux box on which I have two vncserver sessions running. They were spawned as follows: > vncserver :1 New 'hostname:1 (user)' ...
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configure warns that installed libraries are missing

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this question. I'm trying to learn the "configure, make, make install" workflow that seems to be well-known Linux convention. I am trying to apply this to ...
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Debian XFCE screen locking and session logout

I am using Debian 9, kernel 4.9.0-1 and xfce 4.12.3 and I have a problem that after I lock the screen and close the lid of my laptop and later open the lid I will be prompted with the session login (...
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Setting the home directory of xscreensaver with systemd

I wrote a systemd user unit to start xscreensaver, since I want it to start up automatically. Here's what it looks like: # ~/.config/systemd/user/xscreensaver.service [Unit] Description=XScreensaver ...
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How do I uninstall xscreensaver from OSX?

I'm using OSX Yosemite. I installed xscreensaver from the DMG as described here: https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/download.html Now I want to uninstall it (it's killed my desktop background). There'...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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Hangouts notifications appearing above xscreensaver

When my screen is locked (with XScreenSaver on Arch Linux with Xfce), popup notifications from the Hangouts Chrome extension appear on the screen. Is there any way to prevent this? This is also ...
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How to force xscreensaver to stay on top?

I am building web kiosek and I am using matchbox as window manager and xscreensaver. My problem is that I need in background restart web browser, but when xscreensaver goes to blank and browser is ...
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Which xscreensaver program was run last?

I use XScreensaver to lock my screen with all screensavers enabled in a random rotation. I often come back to my laptop and wonder which screensaver I was just looking at (to configure the options for ...
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Xscreensaver doesn't start on login

OS: Arch Linux (systemd) UI: LXDM logging in to Openbox. I have the following in my /etc/lxdm/PostLogin: /usr/bin/xscreensaver -no-splash -verbose -log /var/log/xscreensaver.log -display :0.0 & ...
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How do I safely kill xscreensaver from a script/the command line?

I'm using a Linux (RHEL6) workstation. I have a small script I wrote which locks and unlocks the screen via xscreensaver when I connect or disconnect my USB thumb drive, which effectively turns it ...
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How to make xscreensaver turn off the backlight only when explicitly locked

Is it possible to set up XScreensaver so that it would turn the LCD backlight off only when I lock the screen by hand? I thought it must be controlled by the "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode", but ...
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Removing default OS X screensavers from random rotation

I have a pack of screensavers (XScreenSaver) that I would use in Ubuntu, with a certain number of them selected at random when a screensaver is needed. I have this same pack, now, for OS X Snow ...
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Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?

It's difficult to search for this issue as there are so many questions about rebooting, screen locking, etc. but I've had a look and couldn't find anything, so here goes. I'm running Mint 14 (MATE) ...
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How to disable gnome “Blank screen”

I am using SUSE Linux with gnome-2. My screensaver runs for 5 minutes and the screen goes blank after that. I want to disable the "Blank screen". I tried the following commands: $ setterm -blank 0 $...
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How can I make the XAnalogTV xscreensaver fill my screen?

I recently installed xscreensaver, as well as the additional/extra screensavers. Many of the OpenGL ones function correctly, going fullscreen as expected. However, for some reason, the XAnalogTV ...
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Why does xscreensaver not allow me to enter my password?

I'm running the latest version of LUbuntu (just downloaded and install this week). This morning when my computer woke up the xscreensaver dialog popped up saying "Authentication failed". However, it ...
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Mplayer doesn't prevent screensaver in Ubuntu

I'm trying to watch a movie using mplayer, and despite putting stop-xscreensaver=yes in my /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf file, and also starting mplayer using the -stop-xscreensaver, I still have to sit ...
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Run xscreensaver whenever the lid is closed

How can I run xscreensaver whenever the lid is closed? I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the awesome window manager.
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Strange xscreensaver behaviour

I've got a specific problem, but I think it could be generalized. There is a Debian squeeze system with fluxbox on an ASUS laptop. The xscreensaver is installed, but the daemon doesn't run. Well, I ...
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Custom settings in gnome-screensaver .desktop files

I'm trying to run a xscreensaver application through gnome-screensaver engine with some custom options. Since gnome-screensaver doesn't offer a simple GUI that would help to tweak a particular ...
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Cannot resolve dependencies when trying to install gnome-libs or xscreensaver on linux

I am a linux noob and am trying to install ORacle10g on RHEL5 but am running into difficulties on the requirements stage. The only 2 packages I require is gnome-libs and xscreensaver. I have ...