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i was installing an application using ubuntu software center and screen went blank i waited a while but nothing appearing no desktop so pretty much expected result is that i rebooted manually please correct this or tell me what should i do,iam not running any screensavers nor does the virtual console work

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STOP! HAMMERTIME?! – myusuf3 Sep 22 '10 at 14:11
@garbagecollector: Why to flag it as screensaver when he is saying that he is NOT running a screensaver?. I remove the tag as I felt that it was a mistake. – Javier Rivera Sep 22 '10 at 17:10
@Javier he had that there from the beginning, I assumed it was there for a reason. probably for the best. Thanks. – myusuf3 Sep 22 '10 at 17:52

REISUB time!!!

Just press ALT+Pet Sys and type slowly REISUB, one key at time. If it happens often you should probably investigate why is it happening. Ubuntu (and linux) is supposed to be rock-solid because it's usually rock-solid ;). This behaviour is anything but normal.

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