'doh I shut off my laptop display
rjcortez at gmail.com
Tue May 27 04:15:53 UTC 2008
On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Brian Tillman <
mailinglists at briantillman.com> wrote:
> On May 26, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Bob Cortez wrote:
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> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Brian Tillman <
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>> 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.
> Boot into rescue mode (or a lower run level, looking to someone with more
> debian / ubuntu specific to chime in with the proper run level / grub flags;
> other distro's its 3) Validate that you do not have anything strange in your
> ~/.xinit.rc; also validate your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I'm not a ubuntu user
> myself (eeek!) but this should be no different than any other distros.
Couldn't see anything obvious, but I'm not sure what I should be looking
Thanks for the idea. Your suggestion is appreciated.
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