Starting wine turns off my screen

Sylvain Petreolle spetreolle at
Thu Sep 18 10:08:51 CDT 2003

You didnt give any info on wine configuration -
version, binary/source...
and to troubleshoot your

First try : see if you can go back to text mode with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and
look for wine processes / X server / Window manager.

 --- Philipp Wollermann <phil_wo at> a écrit : > Hi,
> I recently installed Mandrake 9.1 and updated it to the newest
> packages .. I'm 
> using the ATI fglrx 3.2.5 driver for XFree 4.3.0 (I have a Hercules
> Radeon 
> 9700) and playing 3D games like tuxracer works great. However, when I
> try to 
> start any program with wine my screen gets dark and goes into
> standby. This 
> happens even with Notepad or the programs included with Wine! This
> problem 
> didn't happen on my earlier installations of Linux, but I can't say
> if it's 
> the driver of my graphics card (maybe I should try an older version?
> mmh.), 
> my Mandrake 9.1 or wine itself (I'm using the current version from
> CVS, just 
> updated). Maybe somebody had this problem too and knows how to get
> wine 
> running again?
> The funny thing is: My PC keeps running, I can connect to it using
> SSH and 
> kill wine, but this doesn't do anything about my screen. I can even
> start 
> wine again (wine notepad.exe) and it gives me the usual output, no
> Errors or 
> Warnings.
> My system:
> Mandrake 9.1, updated to newest packages
> ASUS A7V333, VIA KT333 chipset
> 768 MB RAM
> Hercules Radeon 9700 using ATI driver v3.2.5
> Athlon XP 1800+
> Philipp

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