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

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jul 14 06:29:46 UTC 2009

Am Montag, den 13.07.2009, 23:19 +0200 schrieb Olof Johansson:
> 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 
> help.

Are you able to switch to a console? If yes, try running something like
screen in the X session and attach to it from the console or over the
network to investigate further.


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