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Old 03-01-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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Screen blacking out


Just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my secondary pc, and am having a bit of a problem .. I turned off the screensaver, but after about 30 mins or so, the monitor just goes black and the power button on the monitor, little green light blinks on and off .. I tried moving the mouse or hitting a key and nothing brings it back, and pushing the power button on the monitor does nothing but turn it off/bring it back to blinking state ... so Im forced to reboot ... any ideas?


Edit: Maybe my monitor has a sleeping disorder?

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Old 03-01-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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NVidia? :)


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Old 03-01-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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No... S3 Trio3D Trio 64 3D PCI ... .... Is there a turn off monitor feature or something that could be causing this? It never did this when 2k3 was installed ...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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I have a button of the front of a computer which makes the computer and monitor sleep. It sometimes does funny things, including what you describe.

Is there a command setterm which can send the monitor to sleep?

Incidentally, couldn't the problem involve the BIOS??
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by barc0de
No... S3 Trio3D Trio 64 3D PCI ... .... Is there a turn off monitor feature or something that could be causing this? It never did this when 2k3 was installed ...
I've had a few people with NVidia's whos machine
wouldn't wake up after a power-saving in X ... turning
of DPMS in /etc/X11/XF86Config worked. In the ServerFlags
section just set
Option "NoPM" "true"
and see what happens...



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Old 03-01-2004, 03:47 PM   #6
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Sorry, I've had Mandrake about 3 days now, not that familar with anything ... Could you repeat that --- in english --- slowly, please? Where do I find the file, and what should I do a search for and change?? ...
 
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Sorry, had a typo...

/etc/X11/XF86Config

Search for ServerFlags
(which is a section name)
and a line with the option mentioned above.


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Old 03-01-2004, 06:28 PM   #8
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In "section "server flags"", I have dontzap, dontzoom, allow mouse, and thats it, then its end section ... no "noPM", I even did a search ..
 
  


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