Graphics Problem on Dell Optiplex SX270
I've had a Dell Optiplex SX270 that has been giving me problems since I got it. It works fine with Windows XP and with older Linux distributions, but once I upgrade, the monitor shuts off on boot.
What I did and how things worked the most recent time was:
- Installed Debian Lenny with no desktop environment. It worked fine after that
- I upgraded the kernel to the Sqeeze kernel (2.6.32). It still worked after that.
- I installed LXDE (plus all the X dependencies) and that's where it started messing up. I could still use single user mode, but in trying to boot into the gui, it shut off the monitor.
- I upgraded xserver-xorg (plus its dependencies) to Squeeze, and now I can't even get to single user mode. It shuts off the monitor halfway through boot.
I went through system and xorg logs, but as far as I can tell, they couldn't tell there was anything wrong.
I'm just about out of ideas, could anyone help?
same thing, tried over ten distros
Tried newest distros
only one works which is pclinux os
no other works slax, mandriva, ubuntu, xubuntu, and many other doesnt just black screen
seems like every is booting up cause when i push power button its turning itself off and i can see that is killing processes
beside that black screen
while booting pc linux os monitor shuts down for 10 seconds and after its ok
optiplex sx 270
i tried everything, nomodeset and etc.
checked other forums and theres no solution so far, too bad cause sx is very compact pc for a nice server