Monitor reset needed?

January 20, 2009 at 07:19:14
Specs: DreamLinux, 3.2ghz/2gig
Hi I hope I am on the right forum. I have a monitor that is an ACER AL511 and I have had it a couple of months(got it from someone 2nd hand) I have used it with now 2 different Linux Distros but 2 weeks ago I installed a different one and the monitor has been playing up. Anyway I believe maybe there is a reset button because I saw something on the back that looks like that. It has a K near it. The problem is that there is the monitors setting window popping up whenever it feels like it. It runs through some of the selections like brightness or whatever on it's own and dissapears on it's own. Sometimes it is there for a few minutes and sometimes only seconds but it is annoying as it sometimes responds to me touching the buttons and sometimes not. I downloaded the manual but I don't seem to see anything about this. I have never had one of these flat screens before so I have no idea.

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#1
January 20, 2009 at 07:51:59
Don't know about your monitor but k may be related to color temperature.

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#2
January 20, 2009 at 08:02:16
Not sure what you mean by color temperature?

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#3
January 20, 2009 at 08:51:36
Look at the link below. Mind you the k thing is just a guess.

http://www.scarse.org/adjust/


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#4
January 20, 2009 at 18:27:56
Sorry I read it but can't see something that has to do with this. I have a really good video card. Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 440/AGP/SSE2. I did try to set the monitor a lower resolution via the Operating System but it didn't improve things.

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#5
January 21, 2009 at 04:44:07
I don't know if it's possible, but perhaps you accidentally created a hotkey that brings up the monitor settings? Does the behavior happen on only one computer?

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#6
January 21, 2009 at 08:12:33
I had this monitor attached to a different pc before and it didn't happen but I installed a new os on it at the time so blamed it on that at the time. I have already visited the Dreamlinux site and no one is coming up with anything so I thought it was a hardware issue. I dunno what to think. I don't know what a hotkey is either I am afraid.

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#7
January 21, 2009 at 08:19:56
I should say I attached the pc to a second computer. Not at the same time. Installed Dreamlinux on it and then the problem started. I can't remember if it was straight away or not.

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#8
January 27, 2009 at 18:15:35
OK well I attached the monitor to another pc and it didn't play up with that one. The other pc had windows on it. I also put another monitor on this pc and that thing didn't happen. I reattached the Acer monitor to this pc and it took 15minutes before the problem reoccured. I noticed the connection/port thing ...i wasn't able to screw the thing on. I don't know why. Will have to drag the machine out of the place it is so I can better see what is going on.

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#9
March 4, 2009 at 06:48:27
Well I found the solution!!! It was that there was maybe some dust in the button/s on the front of the monitor therefore it was sticky. After me pushing and pushing it so much I must of dislodged the offending dust. I asked a friend that came over and he suggested this was the case without seeing the problem. The next day everything was great! Very happy! :0)

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#10
March 4, 2009 at 06:50:34
OK then, thanks for letting us know the solution.

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#11
March 4, 2009 at 06:55:10
Anytime! Thanks to all!

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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