fv24 / sv24 video problems - screen blacking out

Discussion in 'Shuttle' started by mr grip, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. mr grip

    mr grip Guest

    similar to this: http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3e94c957$&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain

    i have TWELVE sv24s, all configured the same:

    5400rpm single-platter maxtor 5400rpm drive
    celeron 900mhz cpu
    256mb crucial sdram
    sony cdrom & floppy
    intel etherexpress pro/100 network adapter

    they all have the same problem, which has developed over time.
    windows with a gui is essentially unusable on these machines - any
    time text is entered, an app is opened, or whatever the screen goes
    black and the system has to be hard reset. text mode in freebsd or
    linux works great.

    clean installs here, tried acpi/non-acpi and a variety of driver
    combinations to no avail. safe mode with networking only mitigates
    the problem a bit, but it still shows up.

    the boxes worked perfectly fine for a while, but after about a year
    power supplies started failing (which i replaced) and this started
    happening (even on the ones with new psus). clearly appears to be
    mr grip, Sep 26, 2003
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