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Old 01-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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black screen


For some reason my system must be going into a state of some sort after being idle for a period of time. Pressing the space bar or moving the mouse will not wake up the system. I end up shutting it down and rebooting using the recovery mode. I checked the power settings and it is set to never sleep.

Could use some direction.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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What distro and desktop are you using ?

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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What distro and desktop are you using ?

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It is a problem with Ubuntu, I had that too time ago with it. The splash at boot was also terrible.
Then, I installed Debian and now, by far, all machines works. I think it was a problem with the Xorg and modules.
 
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Sorry I should have posted the stats first. P4, 1gb mem, 80gb raid1, Ubuntu Gutsy
 
Old 01-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #5
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Sorry I should have posted the stats first. P4, 1gb mem, 80gb raid1, Ubuntu Gutsy
and the video card ?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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Hi, after thinking about it for a bit, I believe you might have a hardware problem. If your box gets too hot it might act like this. Particularly the video card. I once had a fan on a video card fail and ran into some problems like this. The way I checked was to take the sides off the box, put a large boxy floor fan right up against the computer, and then see if the problem reoccurred. You might want to swap out the power supply too, as a flaky power supply might be the culprit too. Have you tried different desktops to see if the same things happens ? My money is on overheating though.

Let us know...

Good luck with that...

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Old 01-21-2008, 01:54 AM   #7
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Hi, after thinking about it for a bit, I believe you might have a hardware problem. If your box gets too hot it might act like this. Particularly the video card. I once had a fan on a video card fail and ran into some problems like this. The way I checked was to take the sides off the box, put a large boxy floor fan right up against the computer, and then see if the problem reoccurred. You might want to swap out the power supply too, as a flaky power supply might be the culprit too. Have you tried different desktops to see if the same things happens ? My money is on overheating though.

Let us know...

Good luck with that...

David
Long time ago, I had the same problem with an old video card and ubuntu. I think it was an ati one. I'd bet it comes with xset ...
we'll know more about this config.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 01:55 AM   #8
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would it be better as blue m$ screen ?

lol
http://www.studycomputing.co.uk/benj...s/image006.gif
 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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Let's not go there to the blue screen, had 'nuff of that. Video card is describes as intel82845g/gl[brookdale g]/ge chipset integrated VGA for whatever that means. It's on the MB.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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Let's not go there to the blue screen, had 'nuff of that. Video card is describes as intel82845g/gl[brookdale g]/ge chipset integrated VGA for whatever that means. It's on the MB.
I have on one machine with that video card I recall. I can send you the Xorg.conf that works perfectly (no problem). The difference is mb. that I have Debian Stable.

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