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If I'm working on Windows 7 and close the laptop, it logs me out, and when I open it again I can log back in. However, if I close the laptop with Ubuntu running, the screen goes black and it freezes, why?

I am running the latest version of Ubuntu.

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Problem solved, i got the answer from ubuntu forums, I had to go to the power settings and choose "do nothing" when the lid is closed

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, hexafraction, RolandiXor, Mik, Tom Brossman Sep 28 '12 at 11:02

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My guess is that you are experiencing this bug.

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i read the report, the users experiencing that bug, say: ll I see is a black screen and the cursor. the mouse and keyboard respond (the mouse moves) but nothing changes. –  Eli Sep 22 '12 at 15:44
    
i don't see anything, nothing responds, it's like it shuts down –  Eli Sep 22 '12 at 15:45
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