Toshiba Satellite 4600, Can't blank the LCD screen
Topic: Toshiba Satellite 4600, Can't blank the LCD screen
started by: xmrkite
Posted by xmrkite on Feb. 06 2008,22:20Hello, i have the toshiba satellite 4600 laptop.
It will only boot if i do: fb1024x768 acpi=off
Once i do that, the laptop runs dsl linux great...only issue is that it will not turn off the lcd with this command:
xset s reset
xset s on
xset s 2
When i run this command, i get no errors of any sort. It's like it just ignores the request or something.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 07 2008,02:00Since you're not using acpi, did you try using apm?
Posted by xmrkite on Feb. 07 2008,04:08how do i load apm? Do i do a simple amp=yes on the grub bootline?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 07 2008,06:40Maybe something like noacpi acpi=off apm=on
Probably easier to confirm by looking up another thread, or docs, etc.
Posted by xmrkite on Feb. 07 2008,19:25ok, so it seems that if i don't have noapm in the bootcode, then apm loads. But how do i check it, and more importantly, how do i shut the screen/backlight off using apm?
I tried the various xset commands, but those don't do anything.
-Thanks for any help.