ThinkPad – Fixing Black Screen with Mouse Cursor on Edge 15


After not using the computer for a few hours, I return and see a black/blank screen.
I see the mouse cursor. It responds to movements and it changes state as if the windows are there (changing to text or 'link thumb').

But all I see is a black screen. Anyone knows anything about this?

Best Answer

Have you tried restarting your window manager?

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

If that is the case, as you suggested in the comments it may be a memory leak or something with Compiz?