'doh I shut off my laptop display

steve sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Tue May 27 01:53:29 UTC 2008

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Bob Cortez wrote:
| On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Brian Tillman
| <mailinglists at briantillman.com <mailto:mailinglists at briantillman.com>>
| wrote:
|     On May 26, 2008, at 5:53 PM, Bob Cortez wrote:
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|>     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?
| Display works fine up until I complete log in, then it goes black.  I
| was messing around with Graphics/Screen GUI and turned off the display.
| Bob

what about <control> <alt> <f1> can you login to tty1? then run sudo
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

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Steve Reilly


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