Screen Saver

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Jan 9 05:03:55 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got a good question for you all this time. Earlier today I decided 
> to have a look at the available screen savers in Ubuntu. There were some 
> nice ones, but I don't normally use a screen saver, so I set it to 
> disabled, and set the delay on it to 120 minutes.
> Ever since I looked at them now, the damn thing keeps activating after 
> ten or so minutes of being idle. I used the Screen Saver dialog on the 
> Preferences menu to look at them the first time. Since then I have also 
> gone into the Configuration Editor on the Applications, System menu, and 
> made sure they were disabled there as well.
> Still the damn thing keeps popping up every ten minutes. So... I found 
> the .xml file in the /home/ray/.gconf/apps/gnome-screensaver folder, and 
> made sure the settings in it were set to false for enabling the screen 
> saver, and even set the timeout delay to zero to see if that would 
> prevent it from activating.
> Nothing I have done has prevented the screen saver from coming on after 
> approximately ten minutes of idle time.
> How in the hell do I disable the screen saver??? I like to keep an eye 
> on the screen to see when new mail comes in, and I don't like using a 
> screen saver at all. Please help me get this thing to shut off.
> Thanks, Ray Parrish

Did you perchance install xscreensaver and start the xscreensaver demon
from the menus somewhere?

>From a terminal, try: ps -e | grep xscreensaver

If you see xscreensaver in the list, kill it, or use xscreensaver-demo
application to configure it.

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