Linux Mint 11: random blank screen

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Linux Mint 11: random blank screen

Postby band_master » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:51 pm

hi guys,
Linux newbie here. was given an old-ish Dell Latitude e6510 laptop, a copy of Linux Mint 11, and am trying to get a media server going. I was able to install Subsonic and for a while was happily listening to tunes at work from my home machine. I setup the power management so that when the lid is closed and A/C power is connected it goes to blank screen so that I can still access the machine remotely. Lately, though, the machine will suddenly go offline. when i get back home i open the lid and discover that the screen is blank, the wifi is disabled, and the machine does not respond to mouse or keyboard activity. I end up having to hard reboot. this happens on a daily basis.

any ideas/tips? having to physically be in front of the machine to reboot negates the whole purpose of setting up the media server with remote access. Thanks!!!


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Re: Linux Mint 11: random blank screen

Postby remoulder » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:08 pm

Mint 11 is now obsolete, please consider upgrading to a newer version.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Linux Mint 11: random blank screen

Postby manit » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:48 pm

mint 14 random blank screen when reboot? 32bit and 64 bit the same black display :evil:

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