Problem with lid on Dell D400

Spil Oss spil.oss at
Sat Apr 5 10:26:37 UTC 2008

Thanks Christian

That would be something that I can try, if only I had X running. Any
other utilities to send a dpms signal that don't require X?

Kind regards,


On 04/04/2008, Christian Laursen <xi at> wrote:
> "Spil Oss" <spil.oss at> writes:
> > On a Dell D400 notebook (Pentium-M 1.4GHz, Intel 855GM, ICH4M) running
> > FreeBSD 7.0 #0
> >
> > Closing the lid switches off the display, opening the lid does not
> > switch the display back on. Very annoying. The machine is fully
> > functional otherwise (accessed via ssh).
> It sounds like the behaviour I experienced on the Dell Latitude D610.
> I wrote about my solution here:
> --
> Christian Laursen

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