tp40 screen blanks forever

Randy Bush randy at
Sun Dec 7 22:05:45 PST 2003

>> 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.

that is absolutely disgusting.  but it works!  thank you, thank you!

now i wonder what the actual problem is.


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