How to disable suspend/hibernate by screensaver

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The screensaver on LWP may be configured to suspend or hibernate after a certain period of inactivity of mouse and keyboard. Sometimes this feature may crash or freeze the computer. This most often happens on computers with an more powerful videocard (NVidia) an/or in combination of certain software like Matlab.

Disabling these powermanagement features may also desirable when you want to leave your computer calculating for sometime without using keyboard and mouse.

Switching off powermanagement by the screensaver

These step assume the "xfce4" desktop is being use (default on LWP).

  1. From the main menu, go to Settings.
  2. Then, from the sub-memu, select Screensaver.
  3. In the Screensaver preferences window which appears, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Make sure the checkbox Power management is un-checked.