View Full Version : TV-Computer Full Screen Saver Ideas?

The Immortal
November 26th, 2013, 03:18 AM
I have my computer screen mirrored on my big screen TV.
I play CLEMENTINE and use my phone as the remote (cool!).
I must keep the computer screen running while it is connected to the TV or else the TV quits.
I want a screen saver that runs THE WHOLE TV not just "most" of it.
Since the TV is a plasma I'm afraid of screen burn in. This TV doesn't have a feature that allows the TV to run while the screen is shut off. And I can't find A PLEASANT screen saver in Ubuntu.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

November 26th, 2013, 03:40 AM
Hi The Immortal. Welcome to the forum ):P

I'd start by checking the power settings on 'Power', so that the computer is being suspend when inactivity.

Then I'd go to 'Brightness and Lock', and set to never turn off the screen when inactivity. Also I'd set not to lock your computer.

By default, there's no screensavers anymore. Take a look at this tutorial (http://askubuntu.com/questions/292995/configure-screensaver-in-13-04) in order to install a set of them.

Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.

November 26th, 2013, 07:06 AM
You could use xautolock to play a slideshow or video after a set period of idle time.

eg ...plays a fullscreen picture sideshow using image viewer after 3 mins idle time.

xautolock -notify 10 -notifier 'notify-send "Slideshow will start in 10 seconds"' -time 3 -locker "eog --fullscreen --slide-show /path/to/picture/folder"

or play a video

xautolock -notify 10 -notifier 'notify-send "Video will start in 10 seconds"' -time 3 -locker "totem --fullscreen /path/to/vid"
Specify your path

Install via terminal...

sudo apt-get install xautolock
See manual in terminal....
man xautolock