Video Crash

R. David Whitlock ryandav at
Sat May 27 01:34:17 PDT 2000

Hrmmm, all I get when I look at the attachment is a message "Can't display
missing text segment" from pine, so I'm not really sure what you see. Can
you describe it in greater detail?

Here's a theory: could it be because you have power management turned on
and so the apm daemon kicked in and tried to set your monitor in sleep
mode? (and failed?) It's about the only reason I can imagine a monitor
acting on it's own without someone touching it... I mean, killing the
XServer should be fairly conclusive, and since that didn't work, I suspect
a lower-level cause like hardware. (you did try to kill the xserver first
by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace, right?)

Of course, it's just a shot in the dark. More details?


On Fri, 26 May 2000, Benjamin Honsinger wrote:

> This is weird. I used my computer a couple of hours ago, and came back to use

> it again a few minutes later. The monitor simple wouldn't work, acting like it

> was receiving _no_ info from the computer. This must have been the case,

> because the Self Test message was on the screen, saying the monitor was fine,

> please check your cable blah blah. I don't know what caused the crash, all I

> have is a rather long e-mail e-mailed to me by the system. I think it holds the

> clues to what happened, but I can't figure it out. Could someone please look at

> the attached e-mail and tell me what happened and why my video card simply

> stopped working until I rebooted? (Now everything seems fine).

> Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!


> - Benjamin Honsinger

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