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Registered: ‎06-24-2010
Location: hungary
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thinkpad t60p - display not powered on - external display works

hello everyone


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: - 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 - 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

firegl v5250

2gb ram

250 gb hdd


if someone could help, it would be really appreciated


thank you

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