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Black Screen with Meaningless Error Message!
« on: April 16, 2016, 10:38:45 am »
HP Pro Book 455 with MINT 17.3 Rosa installed.

Occasionally my computer will shut down to a black screen with the following error message in the top LH corner of the screen:

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa graham-HP-ProBook-455-G2 tty 1.
graham-HP-ProBook-455-G2 login: (flashing cursor)

This happened  last when I attempted to enlarge a PDF file I had just down loaded. I try to log in with my password but it does not recognise it. The only remedy I have is to cut the power with the main switch and then re-boot. I am worried that this is damaging the system. How can I avoid this error or how can I return to the page I was on without shutting the computer down?


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Re: Black Screen with Meaningless Error Message!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 01:45:51 pm »
It looks like it's dropped to a console (tty1) .. does hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 return you to your desktop ?
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Re: Black Screen with Meaningless Error Message!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 12:57:30 pm »
Thanks Mark,  i shall try that next time it plays up.

 


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