February 08, 2013

Spica: black screen crash

It happened again this morning, and after it rebooted the display driver went bogus, filling the screen with magenta crawling lines.

I just went to the nVidia site and downloaded and installed the latest driver, and I hope that will fix it. A graphics driver crash certainly could cause the symptoms I have been seeing: The screen instantly going black, and then the computer rebooting.

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I am virtually certain it is not related to power.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 08:06 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 If nothing else, you got a laptop, yes? So the engineer that designed it presumably ensured that there was sufficient power. As opposed to a home-built desktop system, where one has to calculate power requirements and not get too cheap on the PSU.

Posted by: Boviate at February 08, 2013 11:05 AM (ZtwQN)

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And since it has a battery as well as a wall brick which is plugged in, I don't believe there was any other power problem.

One time I had a power failure here, and my computers which had batteries just kept running. The batteries act like a poor man's UPS.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 08, 2013 01:21 PM (+rSRq)

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