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Old 03-13-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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Distribution: FreeBSD, Slack, Fedora3
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Question monitor goes black, will not respond. have to reboot to get back in

I just recompiled the kernel on my slack 10 box, got it just right except now after about 15 minutes the monitor goes to sleep but will not wake. Usually i am still able to type and enter commands by typing blind. (shutdown -r now).
I used the guide by DaOne (excellent post, rally helps a lot, thanks DaOne) and all is ok, i use smp so i did not include any power management options in the kernel rebuild, It is acting as though it is just going to sleep but will not wake (kinda like me after a night of Shiner)
Does anyone have an idea where I may be able to look to turn off whatever setting is dropping my video out??

Old 03-13-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: FreeBSD, Slack, Fedora3
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NEVERMIND, I am an idiot.

the BIOS was still configured for power management and it being an old school Compaq, of course there is no on board bios setup and must be downloaded and boot from floppy. Doing that allowed me to turn that off.

All is good now

A large order of thanks to DaOne for the killer Kernel Compile Guide. Without people like you I would have absolutely no idea along with a great deal of smashed computer equipment below my two story window.


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