What is causing this inexplicable video problem with my monitor?
November 10, 2012 9:59 AM Subscribe
What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across?
posted by dougrayrankin to Computers & Internet (17 answers total)
My monitor gave me a "No Signal" message, which I assumed meant the computer had died (it was a Linux machine in the midst of a large compile) and so rebooted it. Still no signal. Hmm, maybe the machine died and it will now need to be reinstalled? Anyway, I change the cable over to my Windows Desktop. No signal. Aha! Faulty cable, I hear you say. I swapped the cable. Still nothing. Aha! Faulty monitor I hear you say. I swapped the monitor. Still nothing.
What the hell is causing me to have a signal failure between any machine and any monitor using any cable?