Blank Screen with ATI Binary Driver

Robert Spanjaard spamtrap at
Tue Mar 13 17:16:21 UTC 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:30:58 -0400, John Mattos 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!
> 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 :(

Could be a heat-problem with the videocard itself. Have you tried a
different distro/OS yet?

Regards, Robert                            

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