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Old 09-28-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
FirebirdV0273
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X makes monitor shut off


hi, i just installed slackware 9.1 (which i was very excited about when it came out, i was waiting since the beginning of the month) and now that i have it installed when i startx my monitor goes into standby mode as if the tower had lost power. it's still on and if i hit ctrl+alt+backspace to end the X session the monitor comes back on and displays the terminal. i have a GeForce FX 5200 card. any ideas guys?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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Re: X makes monitor shut off

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Originally posted by FirebirdV0273
hi, i just installed slackware 9.1 (which i was very excited about when it came out, i was waiting since the beginning of the month) and now that i have it installed when i startx my monitor goes into standby mode as if the tower had lost power. it's still on and if i hit ctrl+alt+backspace to end the X session the monitor comes back on and displays the terminal. i have a GeForce FX 5200 card. any ideas guys?
Have you checked the XF86Config file, and put it on the lowest resolution already? Also have a look at the Mhz it might to load ...

Hope this helps,
 
Old 09-29-2003, 07:49 AM   #3
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The monitor does that when you have it set on the wrong settings, so it won't destroy itself like older monitors used to. Check your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and your monitor manual to make sure you aren't trying to do something the monitor can't do.

Last edited by aaa; 09-30-2003 at 02:10 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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yeah, thanks for your input. i knew that my monitor would shut off if i had the horizontal and vertical frequencies set wrong so i changed that in my XF86Config (before i posted here). that didn't work. but then i got the proper driver for my video card from nvidia and that worked. thanks again.
 
  


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