Re: nvidia 290.10, monitor put in standby crashes X
Actually all you need to do to replicate this bug is to turn off the monitor and then try to turn it back on with X running and you will get a kernel crash which you can observe happen if you have first switched to a tty virtual terminal. I am using a DVI connection to the monitor.
8500GT card, ACER X223 lcd monitor.
This jogs my memory....this is exactly the behavior that was occurring when the bug was previously present.