LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2003, 08:29 AM   #1
jadm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
installing mandrake 9.2: monitor goes to sleep on login prompt


When I try installing mandrake 9.2 (or 9.1 for that matter)
the install seems to work ok untl I get to the login prompt.

About a second after I see "login:" appear my screen (A dell 1800FP LCD monitor) goes into sleep mode.

I am using a nvidia geforce TI4400. My PC is a Dell 8250.
I tried installing othe sistributions.
Slackware is the only one I got working, butdoesn't support my sb audigy card.

Any help would be appreciated

thx
Jo
 
Old 11-23-2003, 09:22 AM   #2
javpra
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: FreeBSD/Gentoo/Debian
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 19
Are you able to "wake" it up after sleep mode or does the monitor remain black. If it is able to wake back up then check your BIOS settings and see if maybe you can change the amount of idle time to something longer. I doubt this is the case since it doesn't occur with slackware but does with Mandrake. Also try going to www.mandrakelinux.com and check the hardware compatiblility list. See if it is listed and if so wether it is fully supported or partially. If not supported you will have to search for the drivers online.

Good luck,
javpra
 
Old 11-23-2003, 12:24 PM   #3
jadm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
driver issue

The problem is apparently the nvidia card.
I found a driver on nvidia.com, but installing it is proving to be a challenge.

Apparently the install package requires some kernel header files, and mandrake forgot to put the source for them on their cd-iso's.

Anybody who can talk me through this?

thx
Jo
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monitor: Sleep Mode jsi386 Linux - Newbie 1 01-06-2005 03:51 AM
cant boot to login prompt in mandrake 10 shams Mandriva 0 05-22-2004 06:16 AM
Mandrake 9.1: No login prompt. Just a blue screen khurrum Mandriva 1 05-18-2004 10:19 PM
At the bash prompt, how do I login to Mandrake Linux? PDASquare Linux - Newbie 2 11-20-2003 07:57 PM
Monitor Sleep Mode qsilver Linux - General 1 07-21-2001 08:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration