Widescreen Monitor and X Help please

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Sep 22 23:33:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Scott Ballantyne wrote:

>> Does the black screen show a mouse pointer?  No escape including
>> ctrl-alt-f1?
> No mouse pointer, nothing. The X process will be shutdown with a
> ctrl-c or ctrl-alt-delete, but the screen remains blank, in "power
> saver" mode.
> Nothing I do makes any difference on the monitor.

It really sounds like a driver problem.  radeon doesn't explicitly 
support the 5000-series cards, but I thought it would work.  Check 

You can try the radeonhd driver, or even the vesa driver.

> I've done that, and it works just the same. I saw your other message
> about HALD and read your interesting link, aei.html. I disabled the
> HALD and DBUS, and rebooted, tried again, but with the same results.

Right.  It's probably not an input problem.

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