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After reading huge amounts of forum posts, I eventually managed to get rid of it by setting crontab to run every 4 minutes command: DISPLAY=:0.0 xset s activate you can leave DISPLAY=:0.0 out, if you have logged in with ssh as a same user which uses gnome. xset s off didn't help in my case. I have to run that every 4 minutes, to prevent screen saver ...


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Have you installed the latest microde for your CPU. It is very useful for laptops and all the other computers with newest CPUs. If your CPU is from Intel, you need to install intel-microcode package and also microcode.ctl package, and there is a different package for Amd CPUs named amd64-microcode. This is a good tutorial showing you how to properly update ...


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I've also been struggling with power usage for a while, mainly due to pulseaudio sucking up a lot of watts. Restarting the service usually helps: pulseaudio -k pulseaudio -D TLP is also worth a look. It's a power management application. Qasim gave a very comprehensive answer here.



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