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Old 01-12-06, 08:43 AM   #1
Marco Mans
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Default Laptop screen black with 8178 driver

Hi!

I installed the 8178 driver on my toshiba tecra s1 laptop.
But now I have a black laptop screen (DFP-0). My external monitor
(CRT-1) is running fine.... It makes no difference if I configure
twinview or single screen mode. The laptop lcd keeps black.

When in Twinview mode I see that there are 2 desktops. I can
also go to it with the mouse (and drop windows there) ?!??!
So all screens are regocnized...

In /etc/modules.conf I added this lines:
options nvidia NVreg_Mobile=2
options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0

I've made a nvidia-log file... But I can't upload it (too big?)
But here is a link to it: http://www.gti-ia-zo.nl/nvidia-log.txt

Thanks for any support!!!

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Old 01-12-06, 12:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop screen black with 8178 driver

I have a few questions:
0) If you change vga=0x317 to vga=normal and reboot, does that have any impact?
1) You've got a few "1024x768" modelines in your xorg.conf. If you comment them all out, does that have any impact?
2) Have you verified that you have the latest BIOS installed?

Thanks,
Lonni
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Old 01-12-06, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hi Lonni!

Thanks for your repy!

0) This makes no difference (Only the boot-splashscreen dissapears)

1) No... nothing happens...

2) Yep, I've got version 1.20 from Toshiba

When I start in single-screen mode (Twinview option commented out) I hear
the start-sound of Suse. So X is starting, but only a black monitor...

Greetings,
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Old 01-17-06, 03:17 PM   #4
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Hi again...

Is there realy NO sollution on this???
A laptop is pretty worthless when you have to
connect an external monitor to work with it...

Thanks for any help!!!

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Old 01-17-06, 04:34 PM   #5
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I'm afraid that I don't have this laptop, and cannot reproduce the problem.

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