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Old 03-24-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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Monitor goes to sleep in Gentoo

Using the Gentoo LiveCD, when I boot from it, the normal splash screens and such come up, but afterwards, the screen where I should be able to enter commands just flashes and my monitor goes to sleep. I have tried ctrl+alt+- to reduce the resolution, then the monitor makes its usual waking-up noises and goes immediately back to sleep.

I'm using an nVidia GeForce 5200 FX, which I have found to create problems in most every distro, and a Dell M992 monitor, if any of that helps.
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You could post up your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Or download the official nvidia drivers. Can you do that with a live distro?
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The problem is, I can't type anything before my screen stars going to sleep, and since it's a cd, I can't do anything to it before booting.
Old 03-25-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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You should be able to give options to the kernel when you boot the cd - something like -noapic -noacpi -nofb or even to choose the command-line installation method.
I did not use this cd - so I don't know exactly, But these options should be explained in the documentation or on the startup-screen. Try F1 or another and see if you can find some options you could use.


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