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Xubuntu 14.04. After wake up from sleep, it asks to enter password. I entered the passw. and screen goes black. On Ubuntu 14.04 waking up was just ok. Lenovo E330 laptop with intel HD graphics.
add: If lid was closed, not clicked sleep

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Perhaps this bug… ? – TuKsn May 7 '14 at 22:39
I just uninstalled lightlocker and installed xcreensaver. – Reza Jan 4 '15 at 9:35

I was able to work around the problem by going into settings, opening "Light Locker Settings" and setting "Enable light-locker" to off.

Learn more about light locker at

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Strangely, one day when I fresh installed Xubuntu, that problem stopped. Still, if this happen, try using the following tip:

  1. Get into the command line using Ctrl+Alt+F1.

  2. Put your credentials user/password.

  3. Write the following:

    sudo service lightdm restart

So it will take you back to the login screen.

Hope that helps! (It's not a fix for this problem, though. I had to get used to click the Suspend button instead of closing the lid.)

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Doesn't Xubuntu use xdm as its default display manager instead of lightdm? – David Foerster Mar 26 '15 at 3:04
I can't give a full certain answer about it, but as a solution for that problem, it worked that way. I made that supposition because of how my given solution has worked for me, but I will edit it. – WolfangAukang Mar 26 '15 at 14:29
Problem with this, you need root access. I have to bug my boss to run this. All the same, good answer, should be the accepted answer. Note that on different models (hardware related? not sure) there is a range of Ctrl-Alt-FKeys that will open a text-based login, some I have seen, this only works on F4-F7. Off the top of my head (booted into Windows now, heresy, I know) I think it's Ctrl-Alt-F3 that gets you back to the graphical login? – JimLohse Feb 17 at 12:32
@JimLohse In Xubuntu, it is Ctrl+Alt+F7, if I'm not wrong. Now I'm Fedora, which is a different command, as you said – WolfangAukang Jul 25 at 3:17

This is all great and fine. But for a noob or anyone who is not accustomed to CLI it doesn't make the problem any less bothersome. Here is the solution that worked for me.

  • Completely remove Light Locker using Synaptic Package Manager
  • Install Gnome Screensaver from the Ubuntu Software Center
  • Restart the computer
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My Lenovo E531 does the same. I insert the password and the screen goes black. Then I press the power button, I enter the password (again!) and everything it's fine. I know it's not the answer you needed, it's just a workaround than works for me. I hope it will help you too.

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Had the same problem too. My solution was on Light Locker Settings too but I didn't disable light locker. I just enabled "Lock on suspend" and the problem solved.

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