[conspire] new laptop Fedora 13 with NVIDIA graphics card - yum update - now only blank screen

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Sun Sep 19 15:23:45 PDT 2010


On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Mark Weisler
<mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us> wrote:
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> Try booting from a LiveCD of some kind (System Rescue CD, Ubuntu, Knoppix etc.)
> I have seen the condition you describe when the notebook thinks it is
> connected to a docking station, turns off its own monitor, and sends video
> out the port to an external monitor. The LiveCD should at least tell you
> whether the notebook is working. (Make sure it's a known to be good CD though.)

I tried a Fedora 11 live cd. I get the same result - black screen - no
splash display, no messages, nada nothing zilch.

I have no idea what I could have done. I seems like I shut the screen
off like you can monitor on a desktop.


Thank you

Darlene Wallach

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