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Problem with Lenovo S10 Netbook

Postby [ GK ] » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:15 pm

Hi,

I'm running Linux Mint Elyssa on my newly purchased Lenovo S10. Overall, it works great, with a major issue I'd like to address.

The problem is a real showstopper. The display will randomly blank while I'm using the computer. I does not power down, rather, it blanks as if the "blank screen" screensaver had just activated. This happens at least once a day. My Linux knowledge is limited, so the only way I know to get back to a working display is to Ctrl+Alt+F1, and sudo reboot. Not the best solution, obviously. :(

Here is the output of lspci:

peter@pikkuinen ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
peter@pikkuinen ~ $

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: Problem with Lenovo S10 Netbook

Postby Husse » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:52 am

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace may better but it wipes everything
What about Ctrl+Alt+F1 followed by Ctrl+Alt+F7? OK it brings you back to the same X but who knows
You have pretty standard hardware Intel 945 (ICH7) which works well under Linux
It's impossible to say anything about the cause of such an error - all sporadic errors are hard to diagnose but my guess is faulty hardware (overheating) or if it's software a buffer that gets filled
Sorry for not being of more help
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Re: Problem with Lenovo S10 Netbook

Postby [ GK ] » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:35 am

Thank you, Husse.

I'm going to experiment a bit. I'll install *cough* Windows *cough* for a few days and see if the same problem surfaces there.
I may also try Linux Mint 6.

Peter
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