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$ inxi -F System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64 (6 4 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: MX-16_x64 Metamorphosis 12 December 201 6 Machine: Device: desktop System: eMachines product: ET13 31G Mobo: eMachines model: MCP61PM-GM BIOS: AMI v: P01-A0 date: 08/13/2009 CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 235e (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 1900 MHz 2: 1500 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: nvidia (u nloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/integra ted/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.135 Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth IF: eth0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: 00:25:11:57:a4:cd Drives: HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (47.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3750528AS size: 750.2GB ID-1: / size: 34G used: 6.6G (21%) fs: ext4 dev : /dev/sda1 ID-2: /home size: 651G used: 323G (53%) fs: ext 4 dev: /dev/sda3 ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 21.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 199 Uptime: 5:57 Memory: 1319.3/5719 .7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8
I'm having video problems on my old eMachine.
I "believe" i was using the vesa driver with my old NVidia card. Somewhere along the way, I "think" it must have changed back to the nv driver. But, that was OK. Things seemed to be working OK.
After a while, the auto-adjust settings would just appear for no reason on my screen. Then after a minute or so, the screen would go black. When the screen would go black, the illuminated Power button would go black, too.
So, I used NVidia installer to install the legacy proprietary driver. Reboot.
Next, the screen would just go black with no auto-adjust showing first. The Power button would turn off. When I would press the power button, nothing would happen. The screen would remain black and the power button would not light up.
However, if I pressed the Auto-adjust button twice, the screen would turn back on for a few minutes before going dark again.
I went to NVidia XServer Settings. The resolution was on Auto. I changed it to 70Hz and the screen blackouts seem to have stopped.
I never needed to do this before. I have had the PC for a long time. I always allowed the default "auto" setting for frequency.
I suspect that something is beginning to fail on my system, because of the change in behavior.
My question is:
Is it most likely the monitor that is going?
Or, is it most likely the video card?