Here is one for you laptop gods.... I have an Evo laptop which my in-laws used for a while. It used to run XP untill one fine day the display stopped working. The strange thing is that it shows the Compaq splash but then goes black.... nothing else. The laptop continues to work but you obviously cannot see thing.... :x: If you connect an external display, you can see everything.... I tried the old 'Fn'+'F4' and the screen blinks but nothing shows..... So I stuck a Live Sidux CD in and started the laptop. Nothing happened for a long while as the laptop was loading the CD. Then all of a sudden, the display came to life! I can use the laptop but only when I log in to the windows manager (Xfce). It is as if the laptop does'nt load some default driver to show the boot process but as soon as X starts, everything is back to normal..... Any ideas?