On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 08:24:32PM -0400, Bret wrote:
On 07/09/2009 10:13 PM, gilpel(a)altern.org wrote:
> The Nouveau driver worked very well and, since I'm not too
> install 3D, maybe I could have kept it. But my screen kept blanking once
> in a while for a few seconds. This happened with my previous computer too
> -- it had an old ATI card, the same monitor and a very standard open
> source driver for ATI -- but not so often and not for so long: it was just
> a quick blank. I thought this might fix the problem.
> Also, I intend to install a TV card and, it anything doesn't work, I'm sure
> the first suggestion from Nvidia will be to install their driver. As the
> material I buy is only on a one week money back guarantee, I prefer to
> make sure everything works in advance.
> Also, as it often happens when I download new packages, there was a socket
> error and a long (~ 1-2 min) halt before another server took over. (I
> forgot to save the console screen before I rebooted, but the name
> "liberty" was part of it.)
> After the installation finished, the rx/tx light of the modem began
> flashing very fast as if there was a download occuring... or maybe an
> upload if some information on the installation has to be sent back to
> rpmfusion or nvidia.
> No indication of what was going on appeared onscreen. Is this anything to
> be concerned about? Any idea What this transfer was about?
I also have the same problem with the screen blanking out for a few
seconds every few hours using a geforce 8400
I think this is a known problem; I filed:
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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