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Turn off screensaver
I have a desktop system (P4 - 3.0 GHz.) which runs Lubuntu 12.04. Whenever i'm watching a movie on youtube, the screensaver turns my screen blank. How do i switch off the screenssaver completely? Is it a sort of a deamon which can be disabled or removed?
Any help will be very much appreciated!
To start with, do you know which screensaver app you are running? gnome-screensaver, kscreensaver or xscreensaver?
Any way you slice it, there should be a way to control it under Preferences -> ScreenSaver, but how to configure it will likely depend on which one you are running.
HTH. Let us know.
There are potential issues with Nvidia drivers in 12.10. It can be "cured" by switching your graphics driver to the Nouveau free and open source one.
I had the same screen blanking issues, and switching fixed it immediately. I had tried all the settings I could find, but none worked. It didnt want to behave itself.
HAving said switch, you might find some minor text-display glitches, but you'll have to decide what is worse - having to keep moving the mouse every ten mintues when wayching movies, or a few lines where the text seems a little scrambled until it's redrawn.
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root@sdrbox:~# uname -r
root@sdrbox:~# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 310.14 Tue Oct 9 11:52:41 PDT 2012
GCC version: gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1)
root@sdrbox:~# cat /etc/lsb-release
And if you cannot see that in startup type or copy and paste this in a terminal:
sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
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