Blank screen & mouse pointer after screenlock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Snips, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Snips macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Suffolk, UK

    I'm seeing a recurring problem that seems very "un-Apple" i.e. a clear problem, that affects usability, and that has been outstanding a while.

    I'm using Leopard + a MacBook.

    The problem is as follows:

    When restarting my MacBook from sleep, I get the usual login screen - enter password, and away we go - except I occasionally get presented with the same login screen again, so I re-enter the password, and then the screen goes blank except for the mouse pointer.

    It stays in that 'blank' mode until I close the MacBook, wait for it to sleep again, and start again, usually then I can login successfully.

    Very frustrating, particularly now that Time Machine / Time Capsule can now jump in and begin a back-up, so the machine won't suspend.

    Searching the web, I've seen reports of the problem going right back to Panther, but I've not found a solution.

    What gives?

  2. Snips thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Suffolk, UK
    This happened again to me today, except just on switching to my user from another user, rather than on wake-up.

    Very annoying, so I'm afraid this is a gratuitous bump in the quest for a solution.

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