I3 screen freezes with a blur after a few minutes

I have i3 installed on a desktop without hibernate. When I leave the computer alone for a few mins, the screen blurs and it freezes. I’m new to the whole i3 setup so I’m not too sure what’s going on here. I’ve tried xset s off with no luck. Any ideas what this could be?

i3 has it in the config file, in the file manager press ctrl+h to show hidden
then its a matter of # out the line

It’s probably the autolock. Typing your password should unlock the screen again. If you want to disable it: Just open the config file (/home/yourusername/.i3/config) with an editor and search for a (similar) line like this:

exec --no-startup-id xautolock -time 10 -locker blurlock

Just comment it out with putting a “#” at the beginning and hit save:

# exec --no-startup-id xautolock -time 10 -locker blurlock

Or you could play with the settings and adjust it to your needs.


Hope that helps.