Video Crash

Mike Hornung mike at boobaz.net
Sat May 27 10:05:22 PDT 2000


Do you think that those floppy disk errors are from something you were
doing? Otherwise I would assume someone else did something to your
system, possibly on purpose. I would hope that you were logged out or had
your terminal locked while you were away?

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-=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

On Sat, 27 May 2000, A. Racine wrote:


|Try piping the attachment through less. You'll need to have

|enable-unix-pipe-cmd set in your config, though. There are FAT errors,

|floppy CRC errors, and more. In a quick pass, I didn't see anything that

|indicated that the monitor crapped out.

|

|Aaron

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|On Sat, 27 May 2000, R. David Whitlock wrote:

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|# 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?

|#

|# Later,

|# David

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|# 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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