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Old 02-17-2004, 03:32 AM   #1
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Angry ASUS GeForce2 MX/MX400 Causes Bridge 17" Monitor to turn off when booting GUI

14 Ok. I've got an ASUS GeForce2 MX/MX400 64Mb video card running a KTX Bridge17C Compatible monitor. When I go to boot either the anaconda or gnome GUI, the monitor turns itself off and won't respond to a physical reset (pressing the power button). I'm new to Linux, and can't get this damn thing to work.

If anybody has any idea on HOW to fix it, please let me know. I'm going crazy here!
Old 02-17-2004, 05:51 AM   #2
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I do not know how to fix it but the video card in my computer also uses the GeForce 2 MX 400 chipset. I have the PNY Verto GeForce2 MX400 AGP video card with 64 MB of RAM. I do have a different monitor.

Did you successfully get Linux installed before this problem occured or not?
I am only moderatly experienced with Linux but here are my thoughts. When the video is not configured correctly Linux will usually run in the text mode but not the graphical mode. If you basically have Linux installed and running, then perhaps you can try shutting down X-Windows and Gnome while you are looking at that blank screen. Try pressing the <CTRL> and <ALT> keys simultaneously while tapping the <BACKSPACE> key once. That should shut down X-Widows and drop you back into the text mode. If that works you could then run Linux from the command line while doing your trouble shooting. X-Windows and Gnome run on top of Linux and can be shut down.

What distro are you using? You mentioned Anaconda, that sounds like perhaps you are using Red Hat or Fedora Core 1. Perhaps some of the others also use Anaconda, I am not sure. I am assuming that you have Linux installed already and that it boots directly into the graphical mode not into the text mode first.


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