[plug] Query about display problem

Marcos Raúl Carot Collins marcos.carot at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 14:11:50 WST 2011

It the connections is not very good in your monitor, and this usually
happens when in the console... it won't be the first time that I see desks
moving furiously when something opens the console... ;)



2011/7/8 Bret Busby <bret at busby.net>

> On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Michael Van Delft wrote:
>> Hi Bret,
>> To show some information about your system you can try ‘lspci’ and
>> ‘less /proc/cpuinfo’.
>> I’m not being patronising so don’t take this the wrong way, but when
>> trouble shooting I always look at the hardware layer first. Double
>> check that the power and VGA\DVI cable are securely plugged in. It
>> wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen a fault like this and the
>> software is pure coincidence.
>> Good Luck,
>> Michael
> Actually....
> Regarding the "patronising" part, it may well have been the solution.
> I haven't encountered the same problem, for a while now; it seems to have
> happened for a few days, and then, not since then (funny - after I queried
> on this list, and then got some responses, the problem appears to have
> disappeared for the time being).
> Sometimes, when moving to and from the chair at which I am sitting when
> using this computer, I bump the desk, and the display fails. I then jiggle
> the VGA lead that goes into the monitor (the plug for the lead, is connected
> vertically - hanging down from the socket in the back of the monitor), and,
> just then, when looking at the connection, I bumped the VGA lead with the
> mirror, and got "No signal" on a black screen on the monitor, which I then
> overcame, by jiggling the lead, to restore a stable(ish) connection.
> One thing about it, that puzzles me, is that the problem with the flashing
> off, then on again, as previously mentioned, and the increasing frequency,
> happened only when (and, immediately after) a session using a terminal or
> console thing, thence using the command line, and, did not appear when just
> using the GUI without the command line.
> Strange...
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
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Marcos R Carot Collins

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