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    function to disable display?

    I like to use my computer before bed to listen to music/audiobooks but I would like to have a way of using Kubuntu without having an active display unless I actually require so. Is there a way to attach a shortcut to disabling the display?

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    Re: function to disable display?

    Sounds like you could do with a screensaver, never really used one myself on Ubuntu but there seems to be a few options in Google.

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    Re: function to disable display?

    You're right. I guess I was hoping for a more convenient and command line based answer that didn't involve opening the menu and adjusting the time and settings every night. But that's not too bad really.

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    Re: function to disable display?

    Apparently Ctrl+Alt+L starts the screensaver, not at my Ubuntu machine to test it though

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    Re: function to disable display?

    hi
    i have an icon (pause.desktop) to start the screensaver with a klick: /usr/bin/xdg-screensaver activate
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    Re: function to disable display?

    awesome script. i don't know what kclick is but I'll make an sh out of it. unfortunately it activates the "locked screen" b/c that's what I want as my default screensaver. I'll just change it to blank screen and try to accept if someone gets on my laptop while I'm away they're just reducing their karma in life.

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    Re: function to disable display?

    Think that a translation issue, I think any shortcut you create for the Screensaver may perhaps have this command: /usr/bin/xdg-screensaver activate
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    Re: function to disable display?

    works great thanks

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    Re: function to disable display?

    I guess while we're on the same topic does anyone know how to make a shortcut for sleeping the computer? I know the command is "sudo pm-suspend" but making a script for that doesn't work.

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    Re: function to disable display?

    Also. I tried to change my screen saver .."screen locker" in kde to a blank screen but activating the screensaver still only "locks" the screen without turning off the display

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