Coming out of screen lock mode

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Dec 19 10:36:18 UTC 2011

On 18 December 2011 16:45, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> 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.

This is very odd. I have had a very spammy-looking email in response
to this post, claiming to be from the "CEO" of a company called
"Swirl" but signed "Ubuntu Technical Support".

Anyone else getting such messages?

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