OpenSUSE Hardware :: Desktop Mode Doesn't Work - Screen Goes To Blank
Aug 7, 2010
I was upgrade my PC's RAM to 4GiB on 32bit platform, the problem is when I set AGP appture size to 64 MiB suse was detect physical memory at 3.4 GiB but when I set AGP appture size to 32 MiB or lower physical memory was detected at 3.6 GiB but I can only boot with failsafe mode, desktop mode doesn't work and screen goes to blank and I want to use the whole 3.6 GiB.
i had an nvidia geforce 6800 card in my pc and that just all of a sudden stopped working (the screen went blank) so i went to my onboard video and it works but no matter what video card i install, it doesn't work (still a black screen) and i know the cards work on other pc's but just not this one. i've tried different ati cards and nvidia cards with no luck. i've also wanted to disable my onboard card all together but my bios doesn't have that option for some reason. i also thought that it might be the slot but when i install the video card in the pc, the fan works so it's not that.
What is the deal with Ubuntu and power states? "Suspend" and "Hibernate" don't do anything. Whether I invoke one manually, the most that happens is that my screen goes blank. The monitor does not go to standby, my hard drives don't spin down, and the machine doesn't go into standby. Whenever I try to start the "Power Management" applet (System->Preferences->Power Management), it seems to hang. Takes a long time - up to a couple of minutes - for a window to appear. I also just noticed that one of my HDD's seems to be running constantly, even though I'm not moving any files around. Not sure where to start straightening things out.
Ubuntu 10.04 installation takes me to a blank (monitor away) screen. I have followed Google searches and forums and have tried all the nomodreset & radeon.setmode=1 stuff on command line and have failed. If you press F6 on the menu and play with the options you would see that half the options do not work even if you select them. Why even have "nonodreset" as an option when it does not do anything? Did the developers not once wonder that having installation that is not based on grapic driver (that is text based or safe mode based) would be the way to go. Go ahead and Google "Ubuntu installation blank screen" and you will see that this is a pretty massive problem.
I'm some what new to ubuntu and i would really like to start using it as my main operating system and get rid of windows. The first problem i face here is that I am unable to install Ubuntu using the normal gui mode.As soon as i select the option to install ubuntu the files starts loading and then the screen goes blank.. but the monitor is still live. So i installed ubuntu using the text based installer.. everything went fine, i installed the system and at boot loader i selected my Os but still the old demon comes in "Blank screen". I've tried all the related forums and tried all the options best to my knowledge, but its still the same.. I am not even able to get a command prompt/terminal. I know that this is a problem with my ATI (i can hear the sighs!!!!!) video card. Now I know that Ubuntu is being loaded cause i can hear the welcome sound of Ubuntu(drums sound).
I have download Ubuntu 10.04 several times and burned on a number of different PC under Win XP with the same results. When using the Live Cd option it requests a login user name and password of which all I have tried do not work. This is a ISO burned to cd not a HD install. So. what is that password? blank blank does not work.
I installed the latest KDE desktop on my Ubuntu 10.04 system. When I switched to KDE the screen ends up black with no access to anything. I reboot but don't have access to the session manager on the ubuntu login screen so I can't get back into my Ubuntu desktop. What can I do?Embarrasingly, I had to log on via Windows 7 (its a dual boot setup) to gain access to the Ubuntu Forums
I have installed Fedora 8 before 5 months. I normally use Eclipse, java, firefox, tomcat. Nowadays when I am working in any of the said applications suddenly my desktop goes off like a blank screen as if my monitor switched off. After 30 secs or sometime the user login page comes. I need to restart all my work again. I use gnome.
I'm on 10.10 64 bit. I have my power management settings configured so that on AC power, after 0:30 the screen is supposed to go to sleep.
But the problem is that it never goes to sleep. The screen saver comes on after 10 minutes, as scheduled, but when I come back even after a long period of time, the screen hasn't gone to sleep (it hasn't gone into low-power mode).
Please let me know what specific config information I should provide to help debug this and I'll post it here.
I might want to try and put a gui on my ubuntu server installation went fine however now I'm staring at a blank screen. ubuntu boots goes to screen similar to desktop (loading with the mouse cursor) and then blank... occationaly it'll load a partial username box but more offten than not it loads a completly blank screen and the caps lock and scroll lock lights on the keyboard are both blinking consistantly...
This is the crap I get when I try to use Google Earth (see attachment please). I've tried using safe graphics mode-- it doesn't work. When I installed it it says it was not a trusted package and now that it's installed, I cant find it in Synaptic Package Manager nor Ubuntu Software Center. I originally downloaded it as a deb from google.
I've upgraded from Karmic 64-bit kubuntu to the RC build for Lucid. I have two pcs connected to two monitors via an Aten dual head KVM switch. With the new release I only get a background slideshow on one monitor. I can get an image on the first monitor by right clicking and choosing Next Wallpaper image, but it never changes. When I select Desktop Activity Settings both monitors go entirely blank, except for the mouse cursor. The Display Multiple Monitors screen has ticks in all the multiple monitor checkboxes and Identify All Displays correctly identifies both monitors.
An ubuntu-11.04 laptop is set to turn on the screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and power management is set to blank the display after 15 minutes of inactivity. When the screen goes blank, you're supposed to be able to move the mouse to return to your Gnome desktop. This works sometimes, sometimes not. When it doesn't, moving the mouse doesn't eliminate the black screen, although I can see the mouse cursor. ctrl+alt+del does nothing, neither do alt+tab, alt+esc or ctrl+alt+esc. ctrl+alt+f1-12 work as they usually do, so I can "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" from one of the TTYs, or via ssh.
I tested just now with setting the screensaver and power management display blanking to 1 minutes. After a minute the screen went blank (backlight on), and then after a second or two black (backlight off), and moving the mouse returned to Gnome as it should. So I don't know why sometimes it doesn't. Two questions:
1- Which program can I run, or which service can I restart, to return to Gnome without having to kill gdm and lose all open windows?
I just put on my Linux PC now and after booting logging into the user a/c, it just gives a blank screen with the desktop wallpaper - no menu's or anything, so there's pretty much nothing I can do. I know I had removed the menu and replaced it with the dock (awn dock or something).
However, I can log in as root and root works fine (so I'm doing the update at the moment).
Coming back to my question, I used to know an Ubuntu command which I put in as sudo (terminal)and it used to work like a magic command which would literally restore and repair my linux installation - I even used it when I bought a new system and transferred my linux hard drive from my previous machine to the new one and this one command actually setup and prepared my linux installation to work smoothly in my new PC - just one command after connecting my h/drive in the new PC.
I am having the same problem, as soon as X tries to load my screen just goes blank. I have an ATI Radeon 9550. At first I tried switching between VGA and DVI as well but upon ruling that out, I switch to my on-board video card and that is working thus far, but I'm trying very hard to figure out a way to be able to switch back. Anyways I'll check back in later on if I have any new information I will post.
I've tried ubuntu, kubuntu, fedora and linux mint. all 64 bit versions. I've also tried to suspend through applications like acpitool. But nothing works. When I click on Suspend, the screen goes blank but the computer is still running. The wireless network adaptor gets disabled for a second and then comes back on. All I have to do is press a key and I get the unlock screen prompt. Basically, suspend works like 'Lock Screen'. I have a HP Pavillion laptop. Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz and 4 GB RAM.
i have just put a Geforce 7300 GT graphic card into my machine the problem is the max resolution I can get is 1024x768 at 60 hz the screen is a benq fp71g+. also the screen goes blank when i click on the display icon in system settings. i know that the screen can be run at 1280x1024 so I don?t know where the problem is.
My screen has started going into sleep mode if the computer is idle for around ten minutes - sometimes longer, no discernable pattern. The setting is of course set to 'never' in System / Preferences / Power Management
I just tried setting my vga mode in grub.conf so that I can have my boot splash back after disabling nouveau. Works great. Problem is, now, that after doing this my touchpad is disabled. Anyone else run into this? I'm on an HP dv6, FC13, vga=0x37b. I remove vga mode setting and touchpad works again.
i have noticed that if vista is not the active partition, hybernate does not work. it just goes black and then back to the user icon screen to log back in. another "slight" problem was that i was not able to apply a service pack. after restoring vistas dominance i was able to install the pack. is there any other work arounds for hybernate? even though you might not be interested in cleaning up after microsoft.
Lucid is not in testing but it's released.It seems it works now, with all desktop effects activated and switching users and closing sessions.The only thing I still don't know is which screensaver can I use if removing gnome-screensaver?
Desktop goes blank after boot, then re-appears when shutdown. How do I fix? I turn on computer, it starts fine with the usual green boot screen, the little bar progresses then the screen goes blank. Then when I go to turn off (push power button), the desktop re-appears. What can i do to fix? I need my desktop back (I haven't made any changes to my system since last boot, and I have turned off, pulled cables out, put them in etc...it must be a software issue) I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 Gnome 32 bit
I've been trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop. I can get to the option screen where I choose to either install or try without installing. When I choose either of these, my monitor shuts off, saying there is no signal. I've tried with a downloaded copy and an official disc from Canonical. Both end in the same result. So I went in to the 'other options' and checked the nomodeset, and then booted in. It worked and I was able to install. Install finished, I restarted, tried booting into the freshly install OS, and the monitor shuts off, again.
I can use all Ubuntu's up through 9.10, which works wonderfully. I suppose I could just stick with 9.10, but eventually it will be unsupported, right? I thought maybe my pc is just too old, but I run Windows 7 on a second hard drive and it works great.
I've even tried an upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04. I get the same issue. So I'm at a loss. I do wonder if it's my video card, but that doesn't make sense.
Pc info: Motherboard: Asus Processor: AMD FX-60 2.6 (939 socket) Video Card: EVGA GT 240
I've had 10.04 installed with an HP/Asus motherboard of same socket(939). I had an Nvidia 7300GT video card installed.
I have installed openSUSE and everything is fine except one issue.The screen goes black and audio cuts off for like a second and comes right back. It happens sporadically once or twice here then some times a few times repeatedly.Running openSUSE 11.2 Drivers from the NVIDIA Repository.(For my GTS 250)Stripped the audio flags from the EDID for my tv to prevent trying to send audio over hdmi (I'm not using the hdmi pass through on my video card) so i can use the audio out on my sound card.No error messages are displayed when it blankslspci output:
I've done as much research as I can on this problem of mine before making the last resort and posting what I think is a stupid question.I've installed RealVNC on my linux box, but when I try to connect (whether is locally, over LAN from my W7 PC, or through HTTP) I always get the same result, the vncviewer window is black/blank with a X as the cursor. I've edited the /home/.vnc/xstartup file to contain:
Code: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: