tp40 screen blanks forever

Russ Cox rsc at
Sun Dec 7 19:15:47 PST 2003

> thinkpad t40p
> 4.9-stable as of friday, all cvsupped and portupgraded to death
> SYMPTOM: if i leave the desktop alone for maybe an hour, the screen
> is blanked and i can not get it back, even by killing X.  i have to
> reboot the machine to get the screen back

you can ctl-alt-f1 to switch to a text console,
then fn-f7 to turn off the lcd, then fn-f7 to turn
it back on, then alt-f9 to go back to x.

at least, that's how i've been limping along on
my t40 (not t40p).


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