Fedora :: Monitor Becomes Inactive (goes Blank) When Watching Video
Jul 18, 2011
I run LXDE with Openbox as WM on Fedora 15. When I watch videos with Totem or VLC, the monitor doesn't register any activity, and goes into power saving mode (goes blank) after a certain amount of time (about 10-15 mins). How can I prevent this from happening? (I just switched over to Fedora from Arch, using GDM and Openbox. I didn't have this problem on that installation, so it's probably not hardware related.)
So after I installed the ATI Radeon 3400 series video card in my machine, the Xserver cant start! after it loads, it takes me to the init 3. When I tried startx, the screens either go blank or doesnt let me.
I tried to install everything following this website: [url]
I wanted dual monitors but now I cant even get one. The xwindows doesnt appear.
Things I tried: 1. Deleted the xorg.conf and reconfigured (didnt work). 2. sax2 -r -m 0=versa (didnt work) 3. reconfigured the ATI radeon driver from init 3 (didnt work) 4. copy and paste the oold version of xorg.conf (didnt work) 5. tried to run set apt or dpkg-reconfigure command (commands not found) 6. tried xconfig and prompt the best I coudl (didnt work). 7. aticonfig commands (As shown in website) (also didnt work)
I have the live CD to run it from there but I dont know what to do once I get to the terminal.
Is there any way I can revert to previous configuration since the ATI driver gives me some problems? Like a restore function in windows?
How or what files I should change for the X-server to run properly (is there any other file than xorg.conf?....)
The monitors I have: 2009W Dell Monitor 1398 Dell Monitor (I wan to get the dual exntended monitor but it seems to gave me only the mirror image, thats why I tried to reconfigure the video card)
VideoCard: ATI HD Radeon Mobile 3400 Series
Computer: Dell Optiplex 680 (i believe) with SUSE 11.26 and x86_64 bit
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Google finds similar problems and sugestions was to add "nomodeset". With this option monitor also blanks after kernel boot, but says "out of range". Other options to modify xorg.conf does not apply, becouse there is no X installed.
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Question: are there any commands that could change the resolution back to its original settings then restart the Ubuntu graphic interface? Some thing similar to the "load with last known good configuration settings" option in Windows maybe.
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Here are quite a few details which might help you in diagnosing the problem
alt + clt + f1 takes the monitor screen to command line but alt + clt + f7 fails to bring it back to GUI. The monitor just freezes!!
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