06-24-2010 03:07 AM
i recently bought a thinkpad from a retailer (i think it falls in the category of factory refurbished)
i already had it for a few days, then i formatted, partitioned the entire drive and installed winxp on it
then i installed opensuse 11.2
added the ati repository, then installed the fglrx-desktop driver (i had the dektop-linux-kernel). - ive read it here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ATI_Mobility_FireGL_V5250 - that i can install the proprietary linux driver from ati (i need a driver optimised for gaming/3d development, not CAD applications)
aticonfig --initial did not work, because there was no xorg.conf in /etc/X11/
so i ran sax2, it generated a file
after that i did an aticonfig --initial, then restarted the machine
after that, the lcd display did not power on.
attaching an external display works, it even displays the POST with the big lenovo/thinkpad logo.
fn+f7 just turns off the external display for a half second then turns it back on.
both windows and linux boots without problem, i could even install the official driver from levono), the graphics card is not fried, because i could run the uniengine tropics (from http://unigine.com/download/) - although it ran realy slow (it should run realy slow because as i understood, this card's official driver is not optimised for gaming)
under windows nor the display properties, nor catalyst control center or even everest report any secondary display
btw, system specs:
core 2 duo t7200
250 gb hdd
if someone could help, it would be really appreciated