Blank Screen with ATI Binary Driver

John Mattos john.mattos at
Tue Mar 13 14:30:58 UTC 2007

thanks Alexis, I'll give it a try. Weirdly, it seems to do it with the
binary drivers from ATI and also the drivers bundles with ubuntu :(

On 3/13/07, Alexis Kotte <alexis.kotte at> wrote:
> On 3/12/07, John Mattos <john.mattos at> wrote:
> > I installed the ATI binary driver (as well as the ones that come with
> > Ubuntu) and after just a few minutes of working in Ubuntu, the screen
> goes
> > dark as if it's getting no signal from the video card.
> >
> >  Had anyone experienced this? I hate  being stuck with the mesa drivers
> :(
> On my edgy box something similar occurs, but when my monitor is
> switched OFF while booting, everything works all-right when switching
> on my monitor after X is initialized.
> My monitor is an 17inch iiyama, and I don't know how specific this
> problem is for my monitor.
> In any case: I could not find a solution and switched back to the
> radeon drivers. If you do find a solution I would be very interested!
> Cheers,
> Alexis Kotte
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