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    Hello,

    OpenSUSE 11.2, 64bit, KDE, ATI x1650 card (driver not installed) .. was running fine for months. In last week desktop is turning OFF by it self, or when rebooting PC, desktop is not turning ON. Web and Mail server are all working normal. It's just X that it fails, also on reboots hardware is making strange beeps .. and then aging desktop works sometimes and turns OFF again ..
    Any solution to it?

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    Hi!
    Looks like hardware problem, more related to memory's faults.
    Try to unplug and insert memory modules again.Perhaps it will help.
    Also, beep codes: Computer Post / Beep codes

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    @novsan

    Thanks for a quick reply. Yes, I have tried that yesterday, it helped for one day .. now I'm wondering if I should get new RAM

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    Did you try memtest program?
    It should be in boot menu on openSUSE install dvd.

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    @novsan

    No I haven't, but thank you for pointing me to the right direction.

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    I have checked all possible things that were to check. All looks fine, however I'm still getting "1-long + 3-short beeps" it looks this is not memory (ram) problem, could it be kernel, or something else in OS? Or could it be a HDD?

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    Default Re: Desktop (X) turning OFF

    Quote Originally Posted by erik100 View Post
    I have checked all possible things that were to check. All looks fine, however I'm still getting "1-long + 3-short beeps" it looks this is not memory (ram) problem, could it be kernel, or something else in OS?
    1-long + 3-short beeps? Is that not a video problem? I note this example google search result:
    1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
    1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error

    Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.

    Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.

    Recommendation:

    * Troubleshoot the video card.
    * If the video card is not at fault, troubleshoot the motherboard.

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    Yes, it might be a video card problem, one minute desktop screen works fine, the second minute goes blank? Also it reboots, once in every couple of times, to full working screen. Sounds like a video card problem?

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    If you have any other video card, even an old pci, try to replace your current video card, it will help isolate the problem.

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    Default Re: Desktop (X) turning OFF

    Quote Originally Posted by erik100 View Post
    I have checked all possible things that were to check. All looks fine, however I'm still getting "1-long + 3-short beeps" it looks this is not memory (ram) problem, could it be kernel, or something else in OS? Or could it be a HDD?
    Oldcpu is right: 1long + 3short is the videocard. Replace it.
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