[Debian-eeepc-devel] Problems with screen turning off

Olof Johansson olof at ethup.se
Mon Jul 13 21:19:44 UTC 2009

On 2009-07-13 23:00, Thiemo Nagel wrote:
> I'm having a problem on 1000HGO (lenny, 2.6.30) which might be related:  
> When I open a second X session to login a second user and play web video 
> there, sometimes the second session locks up, but without disturbing the 
> first session.  However, restarting the X server on the 2nd session 
> doesn't help, the virtual console #8 remains dead.

Thanks for your reply, but my problem is that the screen turns off. No 
light at all. Your problem sounds unrelated.

> When your having problems again, could you please check whether you can  
> switch to the console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and back (Alt-F7)?  What happens when 
> you kill the X server using Ctrl-Alt-Backspace?  Does it re-spawn?  (This 
> is just to check whether we have a similar problem.  Can anybody advise 
> concerning diagnosis?)

I have already tried that (sorry for forgetting to mention this in the
original mail). Pressing "random" keys makes the harddrive led flash
for a few second, but no other indication of anything happening.
Swtiching to a console or killing X with ctrl+alt+backspace does not 

Olof Johansson 
∎ http://www.stdlib.se

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