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  1. #1

    Exclamation Screen goes blank sporadically

    I have installed openSUSE and everything is fine except one issue.

    The screen goes black and audio cuts off for like a second and comes right back. It happens sporadically once or twice here then some times a few times repeatedly.

    Running openSUSE 11.2
    Drivers from the NVIDIA Repository.(For my GTS 250)

    Stripped the audio flags from the EDID for my tv to prevent trying to send audio over hdmi (I'm not using the hdmi pass through on my video card) so i can use the audio out on my sound card.

    No error messages are displayed when it blanks

    lspci output:

    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:08.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
    00:09.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
    00:09.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
    00:09.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
    00:0a.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
    00:0c.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
    00:0d.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
    00:0d.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
    00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
    00:10.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
    00:11.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
    00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:16.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce GTS 250] (rev a2)
    02:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    02:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] PCI Multi-Channel Audio Controller (rev 01)
    02:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    04:00.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3132 Serial ATA Raid II Controller (rev 01)

  2. #2

    Default Re: Screen goes blank sporadically

    ps aux output:

    USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
    root 1 0.0 0.0 8072 756 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 init [5]
    root 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kthreadd]
    root 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [migration/0]
    root 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:02 [ksoftirqd/0]
    root 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [watchdog/0]
    root 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [migration/1]
    root 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:01 [ksoftirqd/1]
    root 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [watchdog/1]
    root 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [events/0]
    root 10 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [events/1]
    root 11 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [khelper]
    root 12 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [netns]
    root 13 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [async/mgr]
    root 14 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
    root 15 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kintegrityd/1]
    root 16 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kblockd/0]
    root 17 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kblockd/1]
    root 18 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kacpid]
    root 19 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
    root 20 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kacpi_hotplug]
    root 21 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [ata/0]
    root 22 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:01 [ata/1]
    root 23 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [ata_aux]
    root 24 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
    root 25 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [khubd]
    root 26 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kseriod]
    root 27 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kondemand/0]
    root 28 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kondemand/1]
    root 29 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:26 0:00 [khungtaskd]
    root 30 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:26 0:00 [pdflush]
    root 31 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 13:26 0:00 [pdflush]
    root 32 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kswapd0]
    root 33 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [aio/0]
    root 34 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [aio/1]
    root 41 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kpsmoused]
    root 42 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [usbhid_resumer]
    root 71 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
    root 72 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
    root 76 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_2]
    root 77 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_3]
    root 81 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_4]
    root 82 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_5]
    root 85 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_6]
    root 86 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [usb-storage]
    root 91 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_7]
    root 92 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_8]
    root 95 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:02 [scsi_eh_9]
    root 96 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_10]
    root 317 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kjournald2]
    root 318 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [ext4-dio-unwrit]
    root 319 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [ext4-dio-unwrit]
    root 414 0.0 0.0 16980 1092 ? S<s 13:26 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
    root 505 0.0 0.0 17068 1132 ? S< 13:26 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
    root 506 0.0 0.0 17120 1136 ? S< 13:26 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
    root 548 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [edac-poller]
    root 559 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [khpsbpkt]
    root 606 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [knodemgrd_0]
    root 620 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [phy0]
    root 757 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kstriped]
    root 797 0.0 0.0 10072 1048 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g
    root 1266 0.0 0.0 3832 604 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /sbin/acpid
    100 1283 0.0 0.0 21676 1476 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --s
    root 1347 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kconservative/0]
    root 1352 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kconservative/1]
    101 1358 0.0 0.2 38828 5656 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/hald --dae
    root 1364 0.0 0.1 118052 3144 ? Ssl 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/console-ki
    root 1431 0.0 0.0 19968 1320 ? S 13:26 0:00 hald-runner
    root 1437 0.0 0.0 28532 768 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /usr/bin/kdm
    root 1452 0.4 2.2 132148 45636 tty7 Ss+ 13:26 0:45 /usr/bin/Xorg -br -n
    root 1478 0.0 0.0 22092 1248 ? S 13:26 0:00 hald-addon-input: Li
    root 1534 0.0 0.0 22088 1220 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-ad
    root 1549 0.0 0.0 22100 1324 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-ad
    101 1550 0.0 0.0 25988 1216 ? S 13:26 0:00 hald-addon-acpi: lis
    root 1552 0.0 0.0 22092 1248 ? S 13:26 0:02 hald-addon-storage:
    root 1786 0.0 0.0 60064 1976 ? S 13:26 0:00 -:0
    root 1805 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 13:26 0:00 [kauditd]
    1000 1834 0.0 0.0 12432 1672 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/sta
    1000 2064 0.0 0.0 24020 828 ? S 13:26 0:00 dbus-launch --sh-syn
    1000 2065 0.0 0.0 21524 1196 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --f
    root 2074 0.0 0.0 3684 148 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib64/kde4/libe
    1000 2080 0.0 1.4 202716 30636 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: kdeinit4 R
    1000 2083 0.0 0.8 206664 16740 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: klauncher
    1000 2088 0.0 1.2 388764 26572 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: kded4 [kde
    1000 2164 0.0 0.0 3820 440 ? S 13:26 0:00 kwrapper4 ksmserver
    1000 2165 0.0 1.0 322548 21484 ? Sl 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: ksmserver
    1000 2172 0.2 2.8 519004 58376 ? S 13:26 0:22 kwin -session 101501
    1000 2180 0.0 1.0 240944 21544 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: kglobalacc
    1000 2197 0.0 2.8 636624 59468 ? Sl 13:26 0:06 kdeinit4: plasma-des
    1000 2204 0.0 1.2 414336 24728 ? Sl 13:26 0:00 /usr/bin/knotify4
    1000 2546 0.0 0.9 239664 19812 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: kaccess [k
    1000 2569 0.0 0.9 247572 20512 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: nepomukser
    1000 2571 0.0 1.6 557116 33992 ? Sl 13:26 0:01 kdeinit4: krunner [k
    root 2647 0.0 0.0 16492 352 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /sbin/dhcpcd --netco
    root 2716 0.0 0.0 123576 1348 ? Sl 13:26 0:00 /sbin/rsyslogd -c 4
    root 2733 0.0 0.0 16580 896 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /sbin/rpcbind
    avahi 2866 0.0 0.0 29720 1688 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 avahi-daemon: runnin
    root 2878 0.0 0.0 27236 816 ? S<sl 13:26 0:00 /sbin/auditd -s disa
    root 2880 0.0 0.0 14256 772 ? S<sl 13:26 0:00 /sbin/audispd
    root 2902 0.0 0.0 8944 512 ? Ss 13:26 0:01 /usr/sbin/irqbalance
    root 2916 0.0 0.1 68892 3428 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /
    root 2952 0.0 0.0 3840 432 ? Rs 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root 3282 0.0 0.0 20120 1528 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib/postfix/mas
    postfix 3311 0.0 0.0 20420 1936 ? S 13:26 0:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
    root 3316 0.0 0.0 12340 628 ? Ss 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
    1000 3321 0.0 1.2 239000 25284 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: kmix [kdei
    1000 3322 0.0 0.2 108376 4820 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib/polkit-gnom
    root 3326 0.0 0.1 45152 3832 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/lib/polkit-1/po
    1000 3329 0.0 0.7 155664 15788 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/bin/kupdateappl
    1000 3331 0.0 1.0 286192 22424 ? S 13:26 0:00 kdeinit4: klipper [k
    root 3366 0.0 0.0 16324 1044 ? S 13:26 0:00 /usr/sbin/smartd
    root 3505 0.0 0.0 4112 744 tty1 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty --noc
    root 3506 0.0 0.0 4112 744 tty2 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty2
    root 3509 0.0 0.0 4112 748 tty3 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty3
    root 3511 0.0 0.0 4112 748 tty4 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty4
    root 3512 0.0 0.0 4112 748 tty5 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty5
    root 3515 0.0 0.0 4112 744 tty6 Ss+ 13:26 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty6
    postfix 5483 0.0 0.0 20076 1424 ? S 15:05 0:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u
    1000 5571 0.0 0.0 12428 1600 ? S 15:31 0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/x
    1000 5579 9.8 4.9 558192 101740 ? RLl 15:31 2:41 /usr/share/xbmc/xbmc
    root 5581 0.0 0.1 42360 3064 ? S 15:31 0:00 /usr/lib/DeviceKit-d
    root 5584 0.0 0.0 42088 844 ? S 15:31 0:00 devkit-disks-daemon:
    1000 5642 0.0 0.7 207208 16340 ? S 15:32 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_file [
    1000 5648 0.0 0.0 12428 1544 ? S 15:33 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/fir
    1000 5653 3.6 3.9 577712 81164 ? Sl 15:33 0:56 /usr/lib64/firefox/f
    1000 5663 0.0 0.1 34636 2800 ? S 15:33 0:00 /usr/lib/GConf/2/gco
    1000 5670 0.0 0.7 165400 16128 ? S 15:33 0:00 /usr/lib/mozilla/kmo
    1000 5754 1.1 2.0 122672 41920 ? S 15:41 0:12 /usr/lib/nspluginwra
    1000 5980 1.0 2.1 382388 43736 ? S 15:57 0:00 kdeinit4: konqueror
    1000 5983 0.3 1.0 238504 21892 ? S 15:57 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_sysinf
    1000 5988 0.0 0.7 206988 16176 ? S 15:57 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_file [
    1000 5989 0.0 0.7 206988 16172 ? S 15:57 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_file [
    1000 5990 0.0 0.7 206988 16164 ? S 15:57 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_file [
    1000 5992 1.5 1.3 257428 28716 ? Sl 15:57 0:01 kdeinit4: konsole [k
    1000 5995 0.0 0.1 13484 2872 pts/0 Ss 15:57 0:00 /bin/bash
    root 6012 0.0 0.0 51300 1676 pts/0 S 15:57 0:00 su
    root 6015 0.0 0.1 13484 2872 pts/0 S 15:57 0:00 bash
    root 6028 0.0 0.0 4556 944 pts/0 R+ 15:58 0:00 ps aux

  3. #3

    Default Re: Screen goes blank sporadically

    and lsmod output

    Module Size Used by
    ip6t_LOG 7980 6
    xt_tcpudp 4104 2
    xt_pkttype 2248 3
    ipt_LOG 7660 6
    xt_limit 4076 12
    snd_pcm_oss 60032 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22728 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq 78560 0
    edd 13232 0
    af_packet 28680 0
    ip6t_REJECT 6856 3
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 26632 4
    ip6table_raw 3720 1
    xt_NOTRACK 2248 4
    ipt_REJECT 4136 3
    xt_state 2920 8
    iptable_raw 3560 1
    iptable_filter 4520 1
    ip6table_mangle 5000 0
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 3400 0
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 14232 4
    nf_conntrack 101952 5 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_NOTRACK,xt_state,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    nf_defrag_ipv4 2856 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    cpufreq_conservative 10360 0
    cpufreq_userspace 4364 0
    ip_tables 24536 2 iptable_raw,iptable_filter
    cpufreq_powersave 2152 0
    powernow_k8 19340 1
    ip6table_filter 4552 1
    ip6_tables 26072 4 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_raw,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
    x_tables 30768 11 ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_NOTRACK,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6_tables
    fuse 87984 3
    loop 22292 0
    dm_mod 101544 0
    arc4 2568 2
    ecb 4168 2
    cryptomgr 109904 0
    aead 10792 1 cryptomgr
    pcompress 3560 1 cryptomgr
    crypto_blkcipher 18028 2 ecb,cryptomgr
    crypto_hash 17416 1 cryptomgr
    crypto_algapi 25904 7 arc4,ecb,cryptomgr,aead,pcompress,crypto_blkcipher,crypto_hash
    b43 175096 0
    mac80211 257120 1 b43
    cfg80211 123296 2 b43,mac80211
    rfkill 28176 1 cfg80211
    snd_ice1724 151944 4
    snd_rawmidi 32064 1 snd_ice1724
    snd_seq_device 10460 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx 5448 1 snd_ice1724
    snd_ac97_codec 148216 1 snd_ice1724
    ac97_bus 2632 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_ak4xxx_adda 11912 2 snd_ice1724,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx
    snd_ak4114 13832 1 snd_ice1724
    snd_pcm 117808 5 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ice1724,snd_ac97_codec,snd_ak4114
    snd_timer 32152 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 12600 1 snd_pcm
    ssb 63672 1 b43
    snd_pt2258 5512 1 snd_ice1724
    ohci1394 38340 0
    snd_i2c 8776 2 snd_ice1724,snd_pt2258
    pcmcia 47292 2 b43,ssb
    amd64_edac_mod 39392 0
    pcspkr 3720 0
    k8temp 6440 0
    serio_raw 7916 0
    ieee1394 121024 1 ohci1394
    snd 97608 19 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_ice1724,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_ak4xxx_adda,snd_ak4114,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_pt2258,snd_i2c
    pcmcia_core 50084 3 b43,ssb,pcmcia
    sr_mod 20964 0
    edac_core 60788 1 amd64_edac_mod
    cdrom 48232 1 sr_mod
    sg 40128 0
    forcedeth 68564 0
    asus_atk0110 16264 0
    i2c_nforce2 10256 0
    button 8360 0
    joydev 14400 0
    nvidia 10821992 48
    ext4 426040 1
    jbd2 115712 1 ext4
    crc16 2504 1 ext4
    fan 6352 0
    processor 56932 1 powernow_k8
    ide_pci_generic 5484 0
    amd74xx 8080 0
    ide_core 148064 2 ide_pci_generic,amd74xx
    ata_generic 6508 0
    pata_amd 16748 0
    sata_sil24 18252 0
    sata_nv 32084 3
    thermal 25160 0
    thermal_sys 21888 3 fan,processor,thermal

  4. #4

    Default Re: Screen goes blank sporadically

    bump still an issue

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Screen goes blank sporadically

    viroscope1 wrote:
    > bump still an issue


    gosh i hope you take this the way it is intended:

    lets look at your problem from the potential answerers point of view
    (as everyone else here has to)....when i read your first post (by the
    way: -=welcome=- to the forum) on 6 May (minutes after you posted it i
    wondered *when* this screen was blanking...

    that is, was it connected to some other event: like maybe when the
    microwave kicked in to heat up the stone cold coffee--which _might_
    mean the machine's power supply is a little weak and can't handle the
    slightly lower voltage *sporadically*...(i wondered if this is a new
    machine or one three to five years old with a tired power supply or
    caps about to start leaking, or already leaking...or maybe it was a
    tiny bit of corrosion in one of the video leads...or ...)

    or, did it only happen in the same second that the hard drive was
    being hit hard by some other program, like maybe a cron job, or
    updatedb, or a torrent or any of hundreds of things---i wonder if s/he
    had yet opened top and watched to see if there was a clue about what
    else _might_ be *sporadically* overloading the CPU, or GPU, or hard
    disk or video memory or anything...(i wondered if maybe the machine
    was just underpowered in terms of CPU, RAM, video RAM, drive
    speed...or whatever..)

    i wondered if the user had yet gone thought the logs to see if there
    were clues deposited therein in the form of errors, warnings or ...

    i wondered if it only happened when (say) a movie was being played
    from a DVD...or also when a movie was being played from a hard drive
    (any hard drive or one in particular...i wondered how many hard drives
    were in use)....or only if from a USB connected hard drive...or a
    network connected hard drive...or streaming direct from BBC (while
    streams from CNN remained without *sporadically* being interrupted..)
    or ...

    i wondered if the openSUSE 11.2 had been updated since
    installation...or if it had any other problems (which might mean it
    was a faulty install due to corrupted iso/disk burn...i wondered if
    s/he did this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before the install?)

    i wondered if this problem had been occurring since day one, or if it
    worked okay for a day (or month) and then 'suddenly' started showing
    these sporadic problems...i wondered if it suddenly began to happen
    soon after the latest kernel was installed (i wondered *if* the latest
    kernel had been installed)..

    i wondered what "Stripped the audio flags from the EDID" meant and if
    i knew half as much about this problem as the questioner did...[maybe
    i should not try to learn more about this problem...not even try to
    learn enough to be able to make a guess on if it might be a hardware
    problem...or software [i wondered if s/he was using MythTV and if it
    had been correctly setup]....or an openSUSE specific problem or an any
    Linux problem....or maybe just an 11.2 problem which might be fixed in
    11.3 Mx]

    i wondered what else the asker had done (besides stripping flags) to
    try to solve this problem....which led me to wondering if the
    questioner had ever read http://is.gd/2BfI3 have you?

    most here want to help (or we wouldn't be here--as no one pays us to
    be here...we do it because we like to, it is fun, and it is one of
    many ways to "pay back" to the community, kinda like a way of "paying
    for" the software we love to use, and support) but sometimes we need
    users to help us help them a little more.

    again welcome...tell us more about your problem, your hardware, your
    linux experience, etc........

    --
    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
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