Xorg problems

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Oct 18 00:50:00 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>         Two times now, after the monitor has been turned off an hour or 
>> two, when it comes back up I have a dark screen with a good cursor that 
>> moves as directed by the trackball. I have learned the fix is to use 
>> Ctrl-Alt-F1 to drop out of X windows and then Ctrl-Alt-F7 to return to X 
>> wildows. Below are the last few entries in Xorg-log and dmesg. They do 
>> not show me much.
> Are you turning off the power button on your monitor?  I'm wondering if
> the display driver is having difficulty if it tries to put monitor in
> power save mode and back up again while the monitor is turned off and
> not responding.  If you want to control your monitor  on/off, go into
> Power Management window, and change the Display sleep time to never.
> Unfortunately, I don't know how to change this for the gdm login screen.
    This is a table model nVidia computer running Hardy. Like most table 
models it has a monitor plugged in. My monitor is a 17 inch KDS radius 
liquid crystal monitor about 7 years old. It works just fine. Yes I do 
turn the power off the monitor when I go to bed. The computer stays on.

    I do not think it is a power problem since all is plugged into the 
120 vac line.



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