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Old 10-08-2007, 03:26 PM   #1
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Laptop screen blanks during installation of OpenSuSE 10.3


I'm installing OpenSuSE 10.3 on a Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop. Because my cats tend to tromp on the keyboard I normally keep the lid closed for long processes such as this. The problem is that when I close the lid, even partially, the screen blanks out. That wouldn't be a problem if I could get the screen back again, but I have yet to figure out how to do that. Any suggestions (aside from finding a new home for the cats)?
 
Old 10-09-2007, 03:59 AM   #2
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inside power management(screensaver there) have option to turn off your monitor when the lid is close.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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no power management yet

Trouble is that during installation you can't get to the power management since KDE isn't running yet.

I eventually got around the problem by being patient and optimistic. I just let the process run blind and eventually the laptop rebooted and all was well. Not a very satisfying solution, though.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 07:51 PM   #4
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then, this is a special requirement which is developer won't event think/imagine about it before.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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Talking

I have a dell inspiron 1200. I had the same problem with the monitor not reinitializing on lid-open. All I did was go into the display settings in the control center, then clicked the Power Control tab and enabled power management. I disabled the standby, suspend and power off after options but left power management enabled. Apparently that fixed the monitor problem. :-)

Good luck!

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