[SATLUG] Display Coma
wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 14 11:36:04 CDT 2009
Currently, when my computer goes asleep, the key board fails to wake it,
the reset button has no effect, but the computer will start when I tap
the pr. button. Then, though the computer appears to be running, the
display fails to wake. If I turn the monitor off and on, it says "no
signal." I have to crash the unit and restart to get back in operation.
I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 and install all the changes that come down, even
though I usually don't know what they do.
One night, I shut off my computer and went to bed.
The next morning, I found the display fully on. Maybe I accidentally
got restart, but why was the display awake?
I restarted and looked for a reason. In System, Preferences, Power
Management I found the display time cranked up all the way (never go
asleep), while the computer was set to go asleep at less than an hour.
I didn't do it. Anyway, I reset both the computer and display to go
asleep after shorter periods of inactivity. I have experimented with
various settings w/o getting the thing back to normal. I looked at
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and see nothing that seems related; I previously
experimented with a lot of versions of xorg.conf, and settled on a very
simple, skeleton version that has worked fine.
I will appreciate any guidance offered.
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