Blanked screen never returns

Amichai Rotman amichai at
Wed Nov 2 08:04:59 UTC 2016

It seems to be a power management issue with the Graphics Adapter.
Searching for the model of the laptop, I found it has an nVidia chip.

Did you installed the proprietary drivers? Try installing the latest
available in the 'Additional Drivers' tab in  Software Sources.

Good Luck!


‫בתאריך יום ד׳, 2 בנוב׳ 2016 ב-8:47 מאת ‪MR‬‏ <‪mrzenwiz at‬‏>:‬

> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:26 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> No luck today. I'll post back when I can replicate.
> I tried this again and was able to open a console (I used console 1).
> The only thing I found so far that worked was to restart the lightdm
> driver, which of course closed all my windows and reset the login to logged
> out.
> I was hoping to find something would resurrect the screen without losing
> all the windows.  this time it wasn't too bad, as I did the experiment when
> the system had just come up from an update reboot.
> It still bothers me that xscreensaver, which appears to be the default
> screensaver for 16.04 (?), still can't blank and restore the screen anymore.
> Still open to further input, and thanks for all the postings so far.
> MR
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