[clug] X configuration troubles

Jepri jepri at webone.com.au
Mon Jun 16 13:54:53 EST 2003

It might be that X -configure got it wrong and is trying to set the 
refresh rate too high.  Then the blinking green light would be your 
monitor going into standby mode.

I find X always does this to me.

To get it running, start at a lower resolution and/or refresh rate and 
gently crank it up from there, perhaps using xvidtune.  This will 
involve editing you XFree86.conf file.  Welcome to hell.

On 2003.06.16 12:40, Ben Elliston wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying to configure XFree86 4.3.0 on a machine with a nVidia
> Quadro4 380 XGL card and a Samsung SyncMaster 172T display (using the
> DVI connector).  Running X -configure generates a sensible looking
> configuration file, but when I start X, I just get a blank (black)
> screen and the power LED on the monitor blinks green.
> Is anyone familiar with this setup and can tell me what the blinking
> LED means?  Any ideas on how to get X up and running would be much
> appreciated!
> Cheers, Ben

More information about the linux mailing list