[ubuntu] Gnome Ctrl-Alt-F2 produces blank screen

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I hope this is the appropriate forum. This is actually 2 issues in one because the core issue had a work around for me which I was willing to put up with so I'll describe the whole thing. 1) Ever since 10.04, gnome-sheel will freeze every so often for some reason that I have not been able to determine (happens at different times running different things). After researching (and having very little time to deal with it), I found that if I pressed Ctrl-Alt-F2 (or some other F series to get me out of gnome) and did a killall -9 on gnome-shell that gnome-shell would autogenerate itself and I' (Hardware)