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Old 08-28-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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Monitor shuts down during boot


I have just install Red Hat 8 on my machine and after several attempts it has loaded, but my monitor shuts down into sleep mode after a few seconds. When I press "tab" it starts up again but only for a few more seconds. I can edge my way into log on but it impossible to do anything. This happens in both graphical and text modes. I choose default "personal desktop" on install. My graphics card is a Geforce 440. Hoping for help
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
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hi
try this when it happens

ctrl+alt+(+,-) 3-4 times

maybe u switch to a different screen


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Old 08-28-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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Hi! thanks,
but no luck. I get three beeps before the screen shuts down. And after about four or five on "n" offs it gives up to a blank screen.

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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now this part is not so easy for newbees

you need to get to the horizontal and vertical refresh rates ogf ur monitor from its manual

the u need to edit the
/etc/X11/XF86config file

and the restart ur X srver
also before editing any file take it BACKUP......

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Old 08-29-2004, 07:35 AM   #5
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Hi thanks for the reply. I used the probed settings during the install as default . The system identified my moitor OK. But I will chase up the settings on the net and compare.

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:06 AM   #6
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Hi again Another thought if when I get the settings how would I stabilize the monitor long enough to get into and mod the config or do I re install again.

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:10 AM   #7
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hi there

u could enter into a single mopde or go to rescue mode
and edit the file at the location i posted above

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Old 08-31-2004, 08:04 AM   #8
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Hi rescue mode is giving me the same problem. The monitor appears to go into hibination mode. It still doesnt give me any time to get into the system and do anything.
I tried a new install with different settings and the same problems. Another try was with another monitor attached, but still the same.

Could it be anything other than the graphics?
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:35 PM   #9
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there
i have seen such kinds of problems with redhat 8. in many machines,all these then worked fine on redhat 9.0
fedora 2 will be a better option
u should try this out

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Old 08-31-2004, 06:44 PM   #10
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Thanks I was starting to think along those lines. It would be a shame not to get a handle on it as I found linux has been a better computer experience for me. Challenging though!

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Old 08-31-2004, 11:14 PM   #11
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hi

if u really want to get this working,then umay ned to recompile ur kernel for ur graphics card support,also u may be requiring to get a drivers fot it

but what i think is ,redhat 9.0 is worth giving a try

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Old 09-01-2004, 08:38 PM   #12
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Hi I have the drivers for the graphics card but I am still unable to get the system stable enough to be able to install them .
Ithink a new install with 9 will be the go
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:30 AM   #13
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Hi Problem solved, well almost . It lay in the "apm". I have diabled the advanced power management in the bios and this solved the problem. Now it is stable I work around to configure from here. Thanks all the same
Cheers "EMU"
 
  


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