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    Default strange display problem on 11.4

    hi. i just installed opensuse 11.4 on my system(gigabyte 7n400pro2,amd athlon xp 2.8ghz,ocz vertex2 ssd,ati radeon x1550) and i have this strange problem: the screen gets blank(for about a second) every 40-50seconds. everything else works fine. any help would be appreciated.
    thanks.

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    Default Re: strange display problem on 11.4

    Did you install the ATI driver?
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    Default Re: strange display problem on 11.4

    i haven't installed anything on the system. now that i checked i see that 'xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd' is installed. it says it's for r5xx/r6xx chipsets and mine is r516. should i search on ati's website for a driver?

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    Default Re: strange display problem on 11.4

    I don't know much on ATI, never had one. Read here:
    openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

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    i checked the /var/log/xorg.0.log and didn't find anything suspicious. i read the above guide and decided to change the driver from radeonhd to vesa just to see if the screen blanks again. i edited the file /etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf and added the line driver "vesa" but the problem is still there. so that means that it's not a display driver thing? any help?

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    Default Re: strange display problem on 11.4

    I had the same problem after upgrading to 11.4 with a Radeon 1650 card. Disabling Kernel Mode Setting (http://www.novell.com/linux/releasen...nSUSE/11.4.42/) worked for me.

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    pyraylos <pyraylos@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > i checked the /var/log/xorg.0.log and didn't find anything suspicious. i
    > read the above guide and decided to change the driver from radeonhd to
    > vesa just to see if the screen blanks again. i edited the file
    > /etc/x11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf and added the line driver "vesa"
    > but the problem is still there. so that means that it's not a display
    > driver thing? any help?
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