[CentOS] LCD blanks out overnight

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 13:53:13 UTC 2008


hmmm, usually ctrl-alt f1 would fix this.  Sine that isn't  working,
have u tried switching to external vga and back.  That did the trick
for me on Dell Latitude C610's.

On 9/9/08, Joe Tseng <joe_tseng at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I inherited an ancient Dell Latitude C840 and recently installed CentOS 5.2
> on it.  It worked fine for the most part, but when I left it overnight and
> came back the next morning, the screen blacked out and wouldn't come back
> unless I did a hard reset.  Even though I turned off all the power
> management settings and left it set like a desktop, the next morning after
> that it still blacked out.  I thought maybe it'd come back if I switched
> from X to a virtual text console, but that didn't do the trick.  Has anyone
> seen this and what do I do to fix it?
>
> tia,
>
>   - Joe
>
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