Which means that I'm going to have to try to get some sort of remote access going without being able to see what I'm doing. Good job I got the null modem link setup.
*closes and reopens lid*
Hmm, that got the backlight going, but it's flickering a lot. Now to quickly get telnet going, so I've got at least some access.
*clickety-click, clickclickclick "NTLM failed, clear-text auth disabled", ponderponderponder, ah-hah!, clickclick-click-clickety-click, clickety-click "Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Server"*
That's sorted. Right, I should be able to install VNC server and then possibly stunnel.