Originally Posted by jolphil
I will just throw something out there for your consideration..I apologize if I did not understand you question but if you get a blank screen on your Acer laptop please make sure you use the proper keyboard combination
to activate your onboard screen..On my Dell there is a fn key plus another
that I fail to remember but your manual should explain it..
The monitor that is part of the laptop no longer functions and I now use an external VGA monitor.
It's weird because the bios shows up on the external monitor showing that it is seeing it as the only monitor attached.
When I boot a liveCD, I see everthing from the POST up to the boot menu of the distro, its only when the xserver kicks in that it all goes to pot.
an example of this is when I use Backtrack. Backtrack will boot to the command line with no problems, I even get the fancy image that they use around the command window, but when I type "startx", it begins to load and seems to be fine, but I get no desktop, just a blank screen