View Full Version : [ubuntu] Black Screen on Laptop Display with Ubuntu 8.10

November 15th, 2008, 12:21 PM

I've just installed the latest version of ubuntu on an old Patriot 3070 laptop and when I try and use the laptop screen I get no display. I had to plug it into my desktop's crt monitor and switch the laptop output to external only as the disc started loading to even install it.

I can run Ubuntu but have to switch to external as soon as the grub message appears when starting up. If I try and switch to using both displays or just the laptop display I get a garbled display on both monitors and can't get it back.

Any ideas? Please bear in mind I'm a bit of a linux novice so if it's something obvious that's my excuse! :)