Re: Advice for troubleshooting X (total screen loss) -- Newb Alert
Jeff Soules wrote:
Kent West wrote:
I would start by changing the nvidia driver to the nv driver in
Mumia W. wrote:
Re-do dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and select the "vesa"
driver--just to check if the nvidia driver is the source of the
Thanks for the suggestions.
I have retried using both of the generic drivers. Now I'm getting a
fatal server error -- no screens found.
Still not working, but at least it's enough to start me on further
I attempted lowering the resolution to see if that would let it detect
the monitor (and also tried disabling glx) but neither resolved the
problem; moreover, when I set x to autodetect the monitor, the screen
goes black again with no signal to monitor and I'm forced to do a hard
reboot by hitting the box's reset button.
The monitor in question is an Acer 22" lcd, if anyone out there has
any experience with these.
I will keep looking into this and report back when I find a solution,
but in the mean time if anyone has any further suggestions I am all ears
At this point, I believe I'd drop all the way back to the "vga" driver.