Blanked screen never returns

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 1 16:18:34 UTC 2016


On 11/1/2016 7:47 AM, MR wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:11 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com
> <mailto:lproven at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On 1 November 2016 at 01:36, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com
>     <mailto:mrzenwiz at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > Since I upgraded my home desktop to Xubuntu 16.04, and installed 16.40
>     > on my laptop,
> 
>     You mean 16.04 for both, yes?
> 
> Yes.  Fat fingers. 
> 
> 
>     > I have noticed that when the screen is blanked (or
>     > powered down), it never comes back.  Rebooting resolves this (the
>     > windows solution - ugh).
> 
>     What happens if you switch to a text console and back?
> 
>     Ctrl+Alt+F1, then Alt-F7.
> 
> I tried that last night, but all I got was some system level output
> (which I did not record), as if the system were restarting, but it never
> finished and the screen went blank again.
> 
> (Thanks, too, to Joel.)
> 
> 
> 

I experienced this as well just the other day when I locked the screen
from the keyboard. I could not get to a terminal, but it left a terminal
window open on the screen. I'll see if I can reproduce later today.






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