[olug] hardware diagnostics with Linux

Daniel Linder dan at linder.org
Mon Jun 28 13:41:44 UTC 2004

Tim & Alethea Larson said:
> The video intermittently blanks out for a time, seconds up to a minute,
> and then it will be fine again for several minutes.  The video is
> integrated into the motherboard on their Compaq.  They've had the
> motherboard replaced once already for this problem.  I don't think the
> problem is Windows because I see the same thing when booting from
> Knoppix CD.

Can you bring along a known good monitor to test with?  Could be the
monitor getting warm and dying...


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