disable screensaver from command line

Jim Dean jdean55 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 03:04:33 CEST 2018

The screensaver isn't part of Xfce but if you are using Xscreensaver there
is  manpage that shows how to configure it. On systemd distros you can
disable it with systemctl --user disable xscreensaver and restart.

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 at 10:53, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:

> I'm running XFCE 4.12 on Ubuntu 16.04. It's an unattended installation,
> fully automated via Ansible. The desktops are running under VNC and each
> user connects remotely via VPN. All vncserver services are running all
> the time for all users (it's simpler this way).
> After a while, screensavers kick in for all accounts, wasting CPU
> cycles. I can't ask users to disable their screensaver manually because
> the instance may be destroyed / recreated any time, losing any manual
> changes.
> Is there a way to disable the screensaver from the command line? If so,
> I could run that command (or set of commands) while the instance is
> provisioned with Ansible, disabling the screensaver for all accounts.
> --
> Florin Andrei
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