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Re: kernel 2.4.22-1.2194 burned my monitor



Am Do, den 24.06.2004 schrieb Hongwei Li um 20:52:

> We have a fc1 linux with kernel 2.4.22-1.2188 and 2.4.22-1.2194
installed.
> The X-window was working well with kernel 2.4.22-1.2188.  This
morning, I
> ran up2date to get kernel 2.4.22-1.2194, installation went through
without
> error.  However, after reboot, the X-window cannot start.  The monitor
> shows the text-mode login screen, then a sound of clicking, then
black,
> then the text-mode login screen, then a sound of clicking, ...
endless.  I
> restart the system and select kernel 2.4.22-1.2188, X-window cannot
start
> either now, the same as above.
> 
> It seems that the monitor has been damaged by kernel 2.4.22-1.2194. I
> could test another monitor on it, but before doing that, I want to
know
> how to set the system starting with a pure text mode, then I can probe
a
> new monitor to prevent it from burned.

No, the kernel did not damage anything with the monitor.

> Hongwei Li

I could bet that you with the previous kernel used NVidia or ATI closed
source drivers. Now with a different kernel there is no such driver,
because the driver is kernel dependent. You will have to rebuild the
proprietary driver and X is running again.

Alexander


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Alexander Dalloz | Enger, Germany | GPG key 1024D/ED695653 1999-07-13
Fedora GNU/Linux Core 2 (Tettnang) on Athlon CPU kernel 2.6.6-1.435 
Serendipity 21:24:01 up 1 day, 20:02, load average: 0.57, 0.45, 0.38 



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