Spontaneous reversion to log-on screen

Asked by Terry Relph-Knight on 2012-05-24

Since upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 my machine keeps spontaneously reverting to the log-on screen. I would like to report this as a bug, but I cannot see how.

As far as I can tell the reversion to log-on is triggered when any video is running, although it does not always happen immediately video is displayed. Also fast scrolling in PDF documents seems to be quite a reliable trigger.

I have a dual Athlon 64bit machine with NVIDIA 8600GT graphics card. All the latest updates applied. It is set up to multiplte boot to Windows 7 and Linux Mint as well as Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I don't seem to have problems with video or instability when running Windows.

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2012-05-24
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

There're known issues with nvidia drivers and diverse workarounds, please click on 'Bugs' or 'Answers' on top of this page. Please review log files, Xorg.0.log, dmesg.

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