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Thread: Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

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    Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

    Ok So with this laptop and using the live cd right now planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit.

    It detects everything almost perfectly right out of the box, good job ubuntu.

    But there is one problem, It doesnt display on the laptops screen. I have to plug it into my 23 inch monitor to do anything.

    Ubuntu detects the laptops screen, but it doesnt seem to be on or working

    Any suggestions on what to do to get the screen to work?
    Last edited by weirdpeople; November 18th, 2011 at 03:01 AM.

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    Re: Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

    Ok so i went ahead and installed Ubuntu and installed graphics drives and the laptops screen now works.

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    Re: Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

    Quote Originally Posted by weirdpeople View Post
    Ok so i went ahead and installed Ubuntu and installed graphics drives and the laptops screen now works.
    I'm thinking of buying the same Laptop, is it working fully and properly?

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    Re: Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

    Could have been due to a BIOS settings, not Ubuntu Live CD itself. ThinkPad has a quite complex BIOS system, and related settings, you can force which display is on at startup trough the BIOS.

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    Re: Thinkpad Edge E425 Live CD problems

    first, this laptop IS NOT the same quality as the T series. not even close to compare that to the T400 i have at work. It's flimsy and the keyboard is crappy.

    I tried disabling all the switchable graphics on the BIOS and booted with plain old integrated graphics, and still, ubuntu fails to use the display.

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