[ubuntu-uk] No output on laptop screen after upgrading to Karmic

ian pettitt ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk
Fri Oct 30 14:22:05 GMT 2009

thanks - but I checked that many times before I dared posting this 
question. I also checked the screen brightness buttons and that I 
plugged it in..... :-)


Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
> 2009/10/30 ian pettitt <ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk>:
>> Hi
>> I've upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 and I can no longer use it - the system
>> boots and gets to login screen, but since there is no display I can't
>> use it! I reinstalled 9.04 and downloaded the 9.10 Live Cd, which has
>> the same problem - the display is blank. It does detect an external
>> monitor so I can see the output on that, but that isn't a very practical
>> solution. Changing the display properties for the laptop screen doesn't
>> make any difference, whatever I try I do not get any thing on the laptop
>> screen.
> Have you tried the good ol' Fn-F8 combination (or whatever the CRT/LCD
> key is on the 1545, I assume it's the same as on the Vostro 1500)?
> Jonathon

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