[ltp] T30: Return from Blank screen

olusola omosebi linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 20 May 2003 15:33:51 -0400

i use a T30 also, i will suggest you turn of Screen Blanking in the BIOS
it is under config---power.
>From: Atul Chitnis <achitnis@exocore.com>
>Reply-To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
>To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
>Subject: [ltp] T30: Return from Blank screen
>Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 00:16:30 +0530 (IST)
>A while back there was a discussion about TPs (in my case a T30) sometimes
>screenblanking, never to return.
>I have, for several weeks now, followed a method that has had 100% success
>rate for me to get the screen back without having to suspend/resume or
>reboot cold:
>If the screen blanks out, and does not return on a keypress, hit
>Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to a text console. You still won't see anything.
>Now hit Fn-F3 to kill the screen, count off a second or two, then hit it
>again. At this point, my T30 without fail will show me the expected text
>console screen (usually the login prompt).
>I now hit Ctrl-Alt-F7 to return to X, where everything is well.
>Like I said, it works 100% for me, but your mileage may vary. Haven't
>tried this on any other TPs, but maybe those of you with other models and
>facing this problem could try it and let us know how it works on your
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