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    Linux Problem

    Hi
    I have Red Hat Linux 7.1 installed on my system(with an intel 810 Motherboard and onboard graphics). my problem is that when i am working in linux, the screen suddenly goes blank for a couple of seconds even when the computer is not idle. someone told me that it was due to wrong refresh rates but i put in the correct horizontal & vertical rates(from my monitor's manual) in the Xconfigurator tool but still the problem persists. pls help me.

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    er0k
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    maybe it could be your video card. have you tried searching around for updates and drivers ect??

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    it's funny you should bring this up b/c i'm having the exact problem install kde on my freebsd system. i get through the install but when it tries to start the server the screen goes black and i have to reboot. everyone i've asked says i have my refresh rates wrong but i'm getting the values right out of the monitors instruction book.

    i have a newer onboard graphics card with the nforce chipset. if you figure anything out let me know
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    try xf86config.....................Xconfigurator doesn't always work correctly, set the rates manually, and select the right driver for your card etc...
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    Re: Linux Problem

    Originally posted here by shantz
    Hi
    I have Red Hat Linux 7.1 installed on my system(with an intel 810 Motherboard and onboard graphics). my problem is that when i am working in linux, the screen suddenly goes blank for a couple of seconds even when the computer is not idle. someone told me that it was due to wrong refresh rates but i put in the correct horizontal & vertical rates(from my monitor's manual) in the Xconfigurator tool but still the problem persists. pls help me.

    I had the same problem with 7.1. And yes, I did finally got it to work by tinkering with the refresh rates.

    However, when 7.3 came out I decided to wipe the system and install 7.3 fresh. Both the card and the monitor were auto detected and I didn't have the problem any longer. Just to be sure (and because I had a lot of time on my hands), I wiped the systems again and re-installed 7.1. Same problem all over again. Wiped and re-installed 7.3 - no problem.

    So you may just want to consider going to 7.3.
    SFNative
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    hogfly, but i don't know my card make. all iknow is that it is onboard my motherboard which is an intel 810. and i have used xf86.. too and i filled in the correct rates from the manual but still prob persists

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