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Re: [SLUG] dead video?
- To: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] dead video?
- From: Grant Parnell <gripz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Nov 27 21:35:02 2001
- Cc: <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, David wrote:
> I've lost my screen (RH6) and suspect a dead video card. Is there a way of
> checking remotely whether it's that or something else? All processes seem
> to be working ok, and I don't really want to re-boot if I can avoid it.
Sometimes unloading & reloading of hardware modules can achieve something
close to a reset. It's worked for me a number of times with network cards.
At the very least it should let you know whether the kernel can talk to
the device, possibly in /var/log/messages. On the other hand, there may be
issues with trying to remove a module that's in use. Maybe kill off the
'tty' processes (including commenting out of /etc/inittab) to cure that.
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