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Old 01-21-2017, 04:24 PM   #16
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would it be an acceptable workaround to simply reboot the machine once a day?
i consider that computer hygiene, at least on a desktop.
I tried that too, once in the morning, I restart the system. It is something I take for granted, and as a result I didn't mention it. Interesting you mention that. I was told Linux OS didn't need a restart, that some people run for years w/o a restart, which I found hard to believe. For me it was a habit that carried over from Windows.

Do you think it's possible the monitor is going bad? I went back to a substitute monitor, and put the monitor in question on another PC. I won't know for a few days I guess.
 
Old 01-22-2017, 02:58 AM   #17
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I was told Linux OS didn't need a restart, that some people run for years w/o a restart, which I found hard to believe.
imho this holds true for servers. my debian server has been without a reboot for ... (checks) ... 34 days, 20:10.

for a system with a graphical desktop, well to be more precise i think one should at least log out and back in once a day.
but then, some system updates require action which is often most easily achieved by simply rebooting the machine. but i don't think that is the problem here.

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Do you think it's possible the monitor is going bad?
problem with these sort of random glitches is that they're extremely hard to troubleshoot.
unless you cannot reproduce the error in any way, it's hard to say anything.
but trying a different monitor is definitely good thinking here, you are troubleshooting!

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Old 01-22-2017, 03:57 AM   #18
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^^ Thanks, I will update the thread accordingly. ^^
 
Old 01-25-2017, 05:51 AM   #19
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Update: I switched monitors, the 24" 1920x1080 monitor which was on my Linux box the computer in question is now on my wife's machine. Her monitor is on my machine, an older View Sonic 19" monitor 1440x900. There hasn't been any issues since Saturday on either machine.

Her computer is older than mine and running the bigger monitor at a much lower resolution, her machine can't run a higher resolution due to its age. I have Win 10 on her machine, and the power management is set up similar to this machine. It will power off the monitor after 30 minutes, no sleep or hibernation. I wish I had another tower that could utilize the monitor in question at 1920x1080. Could the higher resolution be the problem? My machine did run 1900x1080 without problem for years. Thanks!
 
Old 02-05-2017, 01:47 PM   #20
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This took a back burner for a while. I'm trying a new monitor 1900x1080 resolution with no monitor controls for powering it down the software from the OS will control it. I will report back and update accordingly.
 
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I'll mark this solved, a new Samsung monitor did the trick. The Dell monitor is on a Windows 10 machine and is working perfectly. For some odd reason the Dell didn't work on this tower, no matter what I tried.
 
  


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