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Old 04-12-08, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default 8800GT screen goes black


I'm having a strange problem, which I assume is related to the graphics card, a GeForce 8800GT. Whenever I boot the computer (in linux), the screen goes black after 2-3 minutes. At this point the only solution is to hit the reset button.

The second time I boot into linux (after the problem), the computer runs perfectly (until it is turned off)

This problem only occurs in linux. In windows the card runs fine, for normal work and for games.

Does anyone has seen something like this?

My setup is:
Quad core Q6600
SuSE 10.3
X 7.2.0
driver version: 169.12
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Old 04-13-08, 03:00 PM   #2
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same crap for me, under the same config.
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Old 04-14-08, 06:18 PM   #3
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dunno why, but today i decided reinstall Linux for a last time on my new pc(config is one post above).so i installed new dvd-re/writer and installed new bios version(this is only the change i made). and after that i installed suse 10.3 again(+all updates), and i was really surprised, screen didn't turned black after some minutes. so i decided install 169.12 driver too, and i was surprised again, even the graphic card fan was not at 100% speed .
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Old 04-14-08, 07:44 PM   #4
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There's been some similar posts (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110292) recently and a motherboard BIOS update seemed to help in most of those cases. It didn't happen with their previous card and it worked fine in Windows.
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