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Old 03-20-2004, 01:48 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11
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closing laptop lid causes display to go crazy

Ive got a dell inspiron 8200 running slack9.1. when i close my lid and reopen it, all i see is a garbled mess. ive tried killing the x server, but that was un successful. ive seen similar problems, but i couldn't find the solution. i suspect something isn't configured right, because i cannot change my screen resolution from 1600x1200, which is kinda annoying (im using gnome). but im tired of blowing dust off my laptop every morning because i cannot close the lid. Please help!

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