Coming out of screen lock mode

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Dec 18 16:45:45 UTC 2011

On 16 December 2011 09:51, Alain Muls <alain.muls at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am running Ubuntu 11.10 using Unity.
> I like the unity interface but I have since a couple of weeks a major problem.
> Sometimes when the screen is locked (screensaving mode), the system
> will not redisplay.
> Everything is still running (eg. a script continues to run) but the
> X-display is black with only a mouse cursor visible.
> Is there anything I can change?

You can force the screen to redraw by switching to one of the
text-mode virtual consoles with Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6, then back to
the GUI with Alt-F7. Might be worth a try. If not, try the more
drastic step described in the previous reply.

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