'doh I shut off my laptop display

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 27 12:38:04 UTC 2008

Bob Cortez wrote:

> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 5:53 PM, steve <sfreilly at roadrunner.com> 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?
>> |
>> what about <control> <alt> <f1> can you login to tty1? then run sudo
>> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> Tried that as well.  Still nothing
> Thanks for the help, your effort is appreciated.

I've got nothing direct, but about all I can think would do something like
this is to have mucked with the settings that handle multiple displays -
setting your primary display as a non-existent external display.  Is Gnome
saving this perhaps?

What happens if you simply move xorg.conf away, and then try to

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