View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: openSuse
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Display goes to sleep on boot - won't wake up without X!

My GeForce 7300 GS recently died, and I upgraded to a GeForce 8400 GS. Since then, my display has been going to sleep right after the GRUB boot-loader screen, and won't come back on until the X server starts.

This wouldn't be too large of a problem for me, except that I'm trying to re-install my operating system, and the screen won't wake back up for UbuntuStudio's text-based installer.

Does anyone know why this is happening or how to fix it?
Old 01-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 558

Rep: Reputation: 30
I had a similar problem with a 8600 GT. I was installing Ubuntu 7.10 and i selected the normal GUI install. It gave me just a black screen. I think the install was running behind that but I can't be sure. I selected the safe GUI boot and it seemed to work fine after me.


boot, geforce, monitor, nvidia, sleep

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
Mouse wont wake after sleep mode icedfusion Ubuntu 3 09-11-2006 10:23 PM
display doesn't go to sleep after inactivity dick-richardson Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 06-13-2006 08:47 AM
how to wake up from S3 acpi sleep state? bluesmanu Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 01-15-2006 04:22 PM
Screen does not wake up after going to sleep at promp PSIPHON Linux - General 1 08-09-2005 09:30 PM
monitor in supsend/sleep mode... can't "wake" it up schbond Linux - Hardware 2 09-15-2003 01:03 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.

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