I've recently replaced my CRT monitor with a new Iiyama ProLite E2403WS LCD monitor. Everything works fine except that now with the new monitor the screen is blank (blue*) while my PC boots, and remains blank until Windows/Ubuntu (it's a dual boot PC) has finished booting and the login screen appears.
The graphics card is an nVidia FX5200 with dual D-sub/DVI out and TV out. The PC was built from fairly high-spec components about three years ago and has worked faultlessly with both the CRT monitor and a 17" Neovo LCD connected to either the D-sub or DVI output. My son built the computer and kept his monitor when he sold it to me.
I have the new monitor connect to the DVI output using the DVI-HDMI cable supplied. The D-sub input of the new monitor is connected to an old Acorn, and works fine. I use the 'source select' to switch between the two computers.
I can live without the boot screen unless I need to change the BIOS or something but it does make selecting Ubuntu safe mode difficult. I have to count arrow presses to choose the boot option I want!
Has anyone any idea why this new monitor does not display anything during booting when connected to the DVI out as described?
*This is the same blue colour which appears when either computer goes into standby mode (blank screen), and there is no signal. The LCD some time later blanks itself when it goes into standby.
This suggests that the nVidia card is not outputting anything during the boot sequence, whereas it did with the 17" Neovo LCD monitor. Perhaps it simply doesn't recognise the new monitor and defaults to 'no output'???
I've read the monitor manual and tried Googling but all I've found is the Windows 'blue screen of death' and that's not