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I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my Dell Inspiron N7010 .

When I'm away, the screen locks itself out and the screen goes black. However, when I move the mouse or press any keys it doesn't come back up or show me the lock screen dialog that should appears... it stays black.

Once I type in my password and then press Enter, it logs in but still remains black and I have to increase brightness to see my screen every time.

This happens every time the screen locks when I'm away.

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closed as off topic by Bruno Pereira Mar 2 '12 at 14:55

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if i look at a certain angle and strain my eyes i can see the lock screen dialog but very intensely dark –  sarveshlad Oct 20 '11 at 23:11
I have the same exact laptop as you and I have the same exact problem. I did not realize I could enter my password and then raise the brightness. This happened during the install as well but I was able to just raise the brightness. I've been shutting the lid, letting it go to sleep mode, and then opening it to get the screen back on. In previous versions, the brightness controls did not even work. –  user30341 Oct 24 '11 at 17:56
well atleast better than letting ur laptop go to sleep! easier method but still an annoying bug: enter password and increase brightness!!p vote it so it recieves attention! why dont you U –  sarveshlad Oct 24 '11 at 21:51
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  Bruno Pereira Mar 2 '12 at 14:55
well its not der anymore....... did a fresh install and updated and its gone –  sarveshlad Mar 3 '12 at 1:16

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