Screensavers, black screens and power management

“Oh nice, for today I’m done! Now lets watch a movie before going to sleep!”

This could be considered a justified desire right? After a day of work why not enjoy a movie?

Unfortunately, if you are running a Linux distro you may encouter some problems depending on the Desktop Environment (DE) and the power management system you are relying on.

Those problems can all be summarized in more or less random screensavers activations and/or consequent screens blanking.

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Chrome why don’t u default?!

Every distro hopper ends up from time to time on Ubuntu or on its derivatives to check how things goes.

Actually I’m a little bit of a distro hopper, at least in this period, and the distro on which I “hopped” on this time is Xubuntu 14.04 (yep, the LTS).

Now, there are many blog posts and articles that focus on the after installation steps and explain how to setup a productive desktop with all the bells and whistles.

I really like those articles but there are some little things that they don’t (can’t) consider (explain).

One of these things is a strange behavior of XFCE regarding Google Chrome.

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