'doh I shut off my laptop display

Brian Tillman mailinglists at briantillman.com
Tue May 27 01:26:40 UTC 2008

On May 26, 2008, at 5:53 PM, Bob Cortez wrote:

> I've really buggered it up this time, and I have no clue how to  
> turn my display back on.  I've tried booting into the recovery mode  
> and using the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but that  
> didn't work.  Anyone have an answer that doesn't involve  
> reinstalling 8.04?

Hey Bob,
Do you get any output on your screen during boot up? If not,  
sometimes there is a button on the laptop (usually accessed with a  
function key) for turning off the LCD in lieu of an external display.

Can you see your system boot; and then goes blank when X starts?

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