Bug 429870 - Monitor signal ceases when machine left unattended
Monitor signal ceases when machine left unattended
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drivers (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-23 10:45 EST by Mark Summerfield
Modified: 2009-10-22 08:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:37:04 EST
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This file is the one generated by Fedora---I haven't touched it (592 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-01 01:29 EST, Mark Summerfield
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One of the log files requested. (43.48 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-01 01:30 EST, Mark Summerfield
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The other requested log file (I have no more) (44.42 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-01 01:30 EST, Mark Summerfield
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Description Mark Summerfield 2008-01-23 10:45:56 EST
Description of problem:

If I leave the machine unattended for a while (30+ minutes), when I get back the
monitor has switched off. Moving the mouse and pressing keys does nothing.
Switching the monitor back on does nothing. The machine's On light is on, but
the screen is blank.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time if the break in time is long enough.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave machine unattended for half an hour
Actual results:

Monitor is off, and when switched on it still doesn't get a signal and remains
blank. I can't close X Windows and Ctrl+Alt+Del is ignored.

Expected results:

I expect the monitor to switch on and get a signal once I press a key or move
the mouse.

Additional info:

I'm using a Gateway dual core desktop PC.

I've changed a line in my grub file to try to help, but to no avail:

kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet apm=off
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-31 12:48:43 EST
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Mark Summerfield 2008-02-01 01:29:12 EST
Created attachment 293690 [details]
This file is the one generated by Fedora---I haven't touched it

File supplied as requested. But note that I haven't changed it. Fedora 8
figured out the screen & graphics card itself. (Also, I'm now wondering if the
problem is due to the kernel's handling of powersaving---but I don't know.)
Comment 3 Mark Summerfield 2008-02-01 01:30:07 EST
Created attachment 293691 [details]
One of the log files requested.
Comment 4 Mark Summerfield 2008-02-01 01:30:58 EST
Created attachment 293692 [details]
The other requested log file (I have no more)
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:32:28 EST
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:37:04 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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