So I have two issues:
First: I’m running xfce on a asus chromebox. I installed using the CLI interface and have gotten steam running.
1. I cannot keep the monitor from shutting down after 10 min. when I’m watching a movie - ie the computer is idle. I’ve fiddled with the power settings in xfce and messed around in the dconf editor, but nothing seems to work, which makes watching Game of Thrones or World Cup rather irritating. I’m currently using gnome-mplayer which leads to another issue
2. I was getting terrible screen tearing when watching mkvs. After a lot of trial and error I ended up installing vdpau and vaapi. Now mkv’s look great in gnomemplayer using vaapi. I do prefer smplayer though - but since intalling vdpau and vaapi (including mplayer-vaapi) to get gnome’s mplayer to work smplayer video stutters and jerks. I’ve tried all the video drivers, xv/gl/vaapi/vdpau, and nothing seems to work. Any ideas on some things to try. I already removed it, deleted the smplayer config stuff in my ~ directory and reiinstalled.
On another note Chrome and Chromium are just terrible. They leave all kinds of artifacts on the screen (like the screen isn’t refreshing properly). If I open a new tab there’s a some kind of mish-mash, but when I grab the title bar and move it around, then everything pops like it should.
Chrome/Chromium problem seems to be fixed. Added a file 20-intel.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d as follows:
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "uxa" Option "TearFree" "True" EndSection
SNA doesn’t always play well with others.