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Old 01-13-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Screen goes blank with redhat 9


I installed redhat 9 last night and it worked fine all night long.. then all of a sudden this morning I was on my machine and the screen went blank and I couldn't do anything, I couldn't even get into console. I rebooted the machine and then within 3 min the same thing happened again. It happened numerous times. Does anyone know of any problems with RedHat9 that this would be happening? Or any ideas as to what it would be?

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Ati Radeon 64MB video card
1g RAM
1.4Ghz AMD t-bird proc


any maybe even a video card with no less than 32MB that would work flawlessly in linux?

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Old 01-13-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem in the begining with GNOME. The Num Lock and Caps Lock were blinking and the screen was blank. This problem was occuring only with the root user.

To solve the problem, I disabled the screen saver options to blank screen only. Apparently, GNOME does not allow the screen server when the root password is being used. I also updated the kernel, but I think the real problem was with the screen saver configuration.

Good luck,

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Old 01-13-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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I had the same problem and like rho68 it was the xscreensaver. But I found it was only the 3D graphics intensive ones such as the ones that begin with GL.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
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This isn't a screen saver issue or anything along the lines of that, I think I might actually have a hardware issue, I am just trying to see if anyone has any information about any issues with redhat. Thank you for your input though, I will test your theory and see what happens. I should probably add this also happens in fedora, but doesn't happen in any other version of linux or even fbsd or obsd. This also happens with users of than root and it's not a specific amount of time before it happens, it's just random..
 
Old 01-14-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
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Howzit

try disabling the power saving option under the BIOS and the ampd funtion under the services and see what happens.

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Old 01-14-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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That's been off since I first setup the computer and I turned off the apmd in redhat as well. Still same problem, I just installed my ATI rage 128 card and everything seems to be work ing flawlessly now.. I think that the other card may be dying on me because I have talked to a few people and they have used the ati radeon 7000 flawlessly in redhat9. thank you all your input.
 
  


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