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Hello all, 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 ...
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- 11-05-2012 #1
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!
- 11-05-2012 #2
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.
- 11-06-2012 #3
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.
- 11-06-2012 #4
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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
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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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