Ubuntu Servers :: New Server Installation Puts Monitor In Standby Mode?
Apr 13, 2010
I just installed ubuntu 9.10 server edition (twice, just to be sure) and the installation ran fine, but when I try to boot into the system, i get past the BIOS loading screen then my monitor just goes into power saving mode and I can't get it to see a signal from the PC. I know the OS is running, because I can ssh into it from my laptop, and I know the monitor works, because that machine had a windows OS on it before and that worked fine with the same monitor. I had thought it might be a graphics card thing with ubuntu trying to push out at a resolution not supported by the monitor, but I find that unlikely as it's brand new this month. If anyone has any idea of something I can try to diagnose the problem, that would be great. As I said, I still have ssh access to the PC, so I can basically try anything on it that I could if I was physically at the box itself.
Ever since I have been using Mepis 8 my monitor keeps defaulting to standby mode unless I keep using the mouse. I have tried all the usual things within KDE but with no success. Quite often I watch a dvd film on my PC and it is most annoying when the monitor switches off during a film. Is there an option within xorg.conf to stop this from occurring? My monitor is an LCD Benq FP91G+.
I cannot install Ubuntu 10.04, or even boot into the live CD. I'm not an expert, but I've used Ubuntu for several years, and I'm pretty sure I'm not doing anything stupid... Here's what happens when I boot with the Ubuntu 10.04 live CD: I get a purple screen with just an accessibility(?) symbol at the bottom (this lasts 15 seconds). The screen goes black, with a flashing cursor, then changes back to purple, this time with an Ubuntu logo, with 5 dots acting as a progress indicator (this lasts about 1 minute). The screen switches to standby. The CD drive continues to make noises for another minute or so, then stops.
I physically removed my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5770), and plugged the monitor straight into the VGA port on the motherboard. Now the CD boots up fine. I could try installing Ubuntu at this point, while my graphics card is unplugged, and then plug my graphics card back in, and see if it starts working then.
I recently started having a strange problem: whenever skype makes a sound, e.g. when a contact logs in or out, rhythmbox puts itself into paused mode. this is even reproducible. when I go in to the skype settings, sound devices, and click on "Make a test sound", rhythmbox pauses whatever song it's playing. here's some debug output:
I've installed an Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 Server (Lucid Lynx) in a great computer, but with a small and old CRT monitor, that doesn't support much screen resolutions and frequencies. How can I do to make the system to use everytime traditional text mode (80x25 characters or compatibles)?
I have a strange and very frustrating problem with my Ubuntu Server 9.10 install on an old (2003/2004) eMachines m6807 laptop.It goes into some sort of standby state in which it stops responding to ping/ssh, stops serving web interfaces, etc. It wakes instantly on the press of a keyboard button - I had another computer ping it repeatedly and watched them time out, and they start responding instantly after a key press.Rather oddly, the system clock is wrong after coming out of the standby state - it hasn't advanced since going into standby.
A probably irrelevant detail: it also blanks the screen. I haven't checked whether the blanking of the screen coincides with going non-responsive: I could, if this is relevant. -- I just noticed it in a non-responsive state with the screen not blanked, so I guess they're not coincident events.This happens very soon after booting or waking it - maybe 10 minutes or so? I haven't timed it precisely.It's also a relatively clean install of Ubuntu Server - a month old, with few packages installed and no custom editing of configuration files.If you anyone can help me shed some light on what's going on and how I might fix it
I don't know how to stop this monitor standby thing. When I'm not using the computer, the screensaver will start after a few minutes, what I want. But after a few minutes then, it'll go black. How can I stop this from happening?
Like subject says, everytime my computer put the monitor on standby when I wake up the monitor the computer keeps loggin me out of my account, have to log in everytime i wake up the **** monitor, anyone knows a way to fix this behavior?
When I first installed ubuntu 10.10, the display was for some reason tinted green and shifted a few inches to the right. After experimenting with the resolution preferences, I eventually got it to a large resolution (1280x720 ... or something like that) yet is was quite blurry. I found out that the problem was with my monitor after I switched it to TV mode, then back to PC mode. It became perfectly clear! All I had to do then was adjust the screen positioning by shifting it left a bit.
Even though I have made the resolution I figured out to be default, whenever I turn the PC on after shutting down, it goes back to the "green-and-to-the-side" mode. :/ Ain't really a big problem, until I tried to fiddle with the resolution preferences s'more.
Somehow, I have set it to be twice as wide of the maximum my monitor can display, went back to being green tinted for some reason, and is completely shifted left (yet the right side is still visible) This means that I cannot see what is going on the left side, and cannot adjust the resolution preferences, nor can I click blindly cuz the border is only around my visible side of the screen. Now it is stuck like this.
I've researched many hours and eventually found the terminal command for the resolution preferences. it popped up on the visible side. Although it was to no avail cuz I HAVE TRIED EVERY SETTING AND OPTION and absolutely nothing changed. I assume a system restore would simply revert it back to the previous satisfactory settings, but the thing is I want to FIX it. I am new to this terminal stuff, so I want to learn it and all that. To put it simply, here's what I want:
Learn how to manually adjust resolution without depending on a simple dialog box. Make the satisfactory resolution default and consistent through turning it on and off. Link that could teach me the essential commands, all this googling is stressful. D:
I am having problems with the refresh rate if the screen. In the refresh mode of the monitor in the monitor options have only one option 60Hz. I have LG 24 + ATI Radon 3870, and have already installed the ATI driver via Ubuntu download center.
i have a web server, nas server sitting in the corner of my room and just upgraded to lucid via ssh and it is quite strange that ubuntu server wont start unless a monitor is plugged in and i really don't want a monitor sitting in the corner
my HP Pavilion a335w on board NIC stopped working. I've tried putting in another NIC in the PCI slots #1 & 2 of the three available and the system does not pickup the card. I thought it was because it was an old 3com 3c905b and was not supported.I took the box to Best Buy and purchased a new Linksys card and had them install it.The Geek Squad told me that the Motherboard was bad, no charge.I took it to a refurbishing store and the very patient gentlemen tried to get a Netgear FA310TX card to be recognized with no luck.I took the Netgear FA310TX card home and put in slot #3 and booted up with the install disk. In Rescue Mode it recognizes the NIC and gets an IP address from the router.If I boot up normally without the install disk, then it does not recognize the NIC.
I installed it on very old machine P3 1200Mhz and it works ok but I have problem with text mode because I have 75x132 aprocs. text on screen and I don't see what I type or system replay. Is there simple way to change to 25x80 or something with greater letters. I don't have GDI.Someone sad to me to do:sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupand it's does the job but when I restart system it's gone.
I am trying to setup an OpenVPN server in bridged mode (Ubuntu 10.04 Lts). The goal is for the clients to be able to reach all the servers behind Openvpn server's lan. I have followed the official OpenVPN guide for Ubuntu 10.04.
My network setup is:
Private lan: 10.90.90.0-255 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 10.90.90.1 Openvpn server ip: 10.90.90.8 Gateway public ip: 79.xxxxxxxxx
I have forward port 1195 to the Vpn server through my gateway firewall.Besides that no other firewall is running.I can connect and ping the server both from windows and ubuntu clients. The difference is that from windows I can reach the private lan but not from ubuntu clients.
I've got a headless server (32 bit 9.04/9.10, can't remember) that started refusing SSH and HTTP connections a few days ago, and I'm just getting around to hopefully fixing it. The problem is that I can't even connect to the darn thing. I've plugged in a mouse, keyboard, and monitor, but the monitor tells me that it has no signal. I know the monitor works with the computer, as I used the same one to set up the server.
Just for kicks, I even tried to put in a live CD, but that didn't help. Any ideas on how I can connect to this thing?
Say,you have 200 linux servers and you want to monitor things like, disk activity, disk usage, CPU usage, various logs of the servers. What tool is best recommended for this system administration purpose ?
I 10.04 32bit server edition on a box I had lying around, set it up for samba+upnp, and everything was going great.
When rebooting, the server now turns the monitor off, and I'm not sure if anything's loading. I see the initial dell splash screen, and hear the hard drive start to run, and then the monitor goes into standby.
I have a Dell monitor attached to a Dell laptop. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 x64.
Spec: Latitude E6500 : Intel Core 2 Duo P8800(2.66GHz,1066MHz,3MB) Base Options : 256MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M Graphic Card 1 S Display : 15.4in Widescreen WUXGA (1920X1200) 2CCFL Dell 2001FP (attached using DVI)
When I try to boot into Ubuntu with the monitor attached I get a DVI: Cannot Display this Mode message on my monitor. I can boot into Ubuntu just fine if I detach the monitor. Have tried with VGA, but to no avail. I have the latest and greatest Nvidia drivers downloaded from the Nvidia web site. Googling indicates that this is a Dell problem, however, I am not sure about this. It worked just fine on my previous laptop (IBM T61) and Ubuntu 9.10, so I guess it has to do with the laptop and not Ubuntu 10.04.
I'm trying to get a remote viewer / VNC on a PC without a monitor. The default one that comes with it seems it wont work without a monitor attached (including that every time I connect, it asks me to enter the keyring password). Is there a way to get VNC server installed that it will mirror my desktop?
I can't get my wireless into monitor mode. I;m running ubuntu 9.1 karmic It connects fine to wireless networks. But when i do: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor. I get: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I can only see wlan0 (wmaster0, eth0), not ath0 or wifi0 mentioned elsewhere, in wireshark. I only see my own ip and packets coming to and from that. my system tells me i have an atheros ar9285 chipset in place.
I recently hooked my television up to my computer as a second monitor so that I can watch videos on it. However, I don't always want to be in dual monitor mode. I've found that running "gksudo nvidia-settings" allows me to switch between the two modes without restarting X if I change some settings around and click "apply".
Is there a way I could setup two scripts to handle this process? The main problem I'm encountering is the fact that I change all the settings through the nvidia-settings graphical interface; therefore, I have no idea what's actually happening behind the scenes, so I don't know how to go about putting the two scripts together (what commands to issue, etc.).
All of a sudden today there was no display on my Ubuntu PC. It seems to be powering on - I get the LG screen when the monitor is switched on - but it goes into "Power Saving Mode". How do I diagnose this? I already unplugged and plugged. Monitor is connected to a graphics card - no change when I switched to VGA.
I run a number of Ubuntu 9.10 boxes attached to multiple daisy-chained KVMs. None of the PCs are using any GUIs - they all run in console mode. I often reboot them remotely via an SSH session, etc. If a monitor isn't actually active on the PC when it reboots, Grub2 uses a low-res video mode, despite having a higher-res video mode set correctly in Grub2's configuration. If I reboot WHILE THE MONITOR is attached to the Ubuntu PC via the KVM, the video mode is set correctly as configured in Grub2's config files. If I reboot WITH NO MONITOR attached, the video mode is ignored and I'm stuck in a low-res mode next time I attach to the PC via the KVM. How can I force Grub2 to honor the configured graphics setting, despite not having a monitor present at the time it boots?