suspend to ram for a long time

Julien Olivier julo at
Mon Oct 3 14:11:24 CDT 2005

> I managed to reproduce this bug too, but I didn't even need to suspend
> my computer. I just let it on all night long (on main power). When I
> woke up, the screen was black and nothing could make it come back.
> Pressing the power button shut it down properly (it's configure to shut
> down when I press the power button), so I guess it wasn't frozen. Could
> it be a bug in XOrg ? Should I file it ?

Still on this subject, I noticed something today. After suspending my
computer for a few hours, I came back and found a black screen. Moving
the mouse or pressing a key didn't do anything. So I tried pressing
CTRL-ALT-F1, which worked. There, I logged in, and typed "killall
xscreensaver". When I switch back to CTRL-ALT-F7, I saw my GNOME
session. But moving the mouse didn't work anymore. I had to press
CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to reset XOrg and go back to GDM.

Julien Olivier <julo at>

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