blank screen of death?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 15:15:13 UTC 2016


On 2 November 2016 at 19:00,  <s_s_shahin at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hello Colin,
>
> ======
> Before rebooting try Ctrl+Alt+F1 to see if you get a terminal. If you do
> then Ctrl+Alt+F7 will take you back and may persuade the display to come
> back. If not then go back to the terminal where you can login and
> reboot,
> rather than powering off a live system.
>
> Colin
>
> ==============
>
> I was not able to log in as the screen, where I would restart, was dead
> blank.
>
> I will keep the above in mind for he next occurrence!  Will post the
> results


Even if you get a blank console with no login prompt, from there, you
can reboot cleanly _without logging in_.

Just press Ctrl+Alt+Del. This will do a `shutdown -r now' on the system.

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