Old rage based card has poor damage control recovery.

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Oct 2 08:45:39 PDT 2004

On Saturday 02 October 2004 06:42, Vladimir Dergachev wrote:
>You misunderstood me - you can try to use xset to *cause* the screen
> to blank immediately, instead of waiting for the screensaver to
> kick in.
Ahh, so I did.

>Since there are several different methods to blank the screen it is
> useful to know which xset command causes the problem.

I'll snoop around and see what I can find.  I assume theres a manpage 
for xset on it.  That should get me started.

>Another suggestion - check that all modules were upgraded. Maybe it
> ran out of space or something.

I'll do a rerun of yum update first thing.

Its got a 40GB main drive & and old 4Gb for swap, with not much more 
than a full FC2 install, and 328MB of ram, the max that old micron 
millineum board can handle.  A df says theres many gigabytes of spare 

>And - switching to console mode (Ctrl-Alt-F1) does not depend on the

Ahh, but it can, *if* you're a dummy like me and you've selected the 
wrong framebuffer.  x will run, but an exit back to a VT will either 
crash doing it, or in the attempt to do the ctl+alt+F7 to go back to 
x when you're done with the console, I fought that for a long time on 
this box about 3 years back before someone asked if I had the right 
fb selected in my .config.  Apparently I didn't.

>                           best
>                               Vladimir Dergachev

Cheers Vladimir, Gene
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