[TriLUG] display setting problem
brownwa at ftc-i.net
Sun Apr 3 21:21:18 EDT 2011
That’s the problem, no monitor! The monitor is completely black. Nothing
shows, not even the bootup Dell bios screen.
From: Jack Hill
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:17 PM
To: trilug at trilug.org
Cc: WA Brown
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] display setting problem
On Sunday, April 03, 2011 09:01:59 pm WA Brown wrote:
> Hello all,
> I need some help. My son has a Dell laptop with Vista. He was
> trying to fix an HDMI problem, I don’t know what, and they clicked the
> “Send desktop to monitor” button in the display settings. Now the screen
> is black. Nothing shows on the screen from bootup onward. HDMI is black
> also. Is there anyway to fix this?
> WA Brown
<obligatory> Install GNU/Linux</obligatory>
And to try to be useful: Running a live CD would at least tell you if HDMI
worked. Is there another video out option? You could try to use that to get
the point of playing with settings. Also, I hear Windows has a single-user
mode like thing, you could try that.
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