On Linux 18.3
When away from my computer (never happens while I'm actively using it), Mint will freeze. The symptoms are:
- Mouse is able to move, but does not 'unlock' screen from screensaver
- Screensaver is frozen displaying time when it was last active
- 'blind typing' the password does not work
- Processes are not functioning -- mainly, I can tell by the Plex server I am also hosting on the machine not being reachable by other devices while the machine is frozen
Previously I was having to hard reboot (hold power button to kill machine, restart), until coming across the command CTRL + ALT + Backspace, which DOES save me from having to hard restart, but all my open apps, windows, etc. are still closed and I have to reopen everything.