Re: [linux-dell-laptops] D610 LCD dying?
- On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 08:21:47PM -0400, John Morrissey wrote:
> My company recently bought a batch of D610s with the ATI Mobility Radeon[snip]
> X300 chipset. They seem to run Linux fairly well, but I'm having an
> interesting problem with X.
> One morning, I powered it on and the internal LCD was dead - no display[snip]
> whatsoever, not even a flicker. The external LCD was fine, and would
> display the BIOS POST output instead of the internal display. When I tried
> to start X, the internal LCD would turn grey and would gradually "melt"
> into different patterned colors, somewhat like a screen saver or a VGA
> connection with a lot of interference.
> I called Dell support. They had me re-seat the LCD cable, which didn't help.It's been a long time (over a year!), but I thought I'd follow up in case
> I also re-ran the diagnostics with the external LCD disconnected. There was
> a beep code corresponding to the internal LCD. They swore that nothing I
> could have done with the X configuration would cause this behavior and
> dispatched a Unisys tech to replace the display and mainboard.
this information is useful to anyone.
Earlier this year, I found this thread:
on the Dell forums that details similar experiences. I added to it back in
June, and followed up again today:
For what it's worth, I've been running Ubuntu (dapper and edgy) for several
weeks now with X.org (xorg-driver-fglrx 7.0.0-8.25.18+188.8.131.52-5 under
dapper, 7.1.0-8.28.8+184.108.40.206-1 under edgy) in dual-head mode with no
problems. This is on the same D610 that had the display replaced after
running a previous version of the fglrx driver. Perhaps this was a
bug/hardware incompatibility in the fglrx driver?
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