"Ultimately I'm suffering chronically from this issue. ...
....
Sometimes the monitor just goes blank, sometimes it becomes gradually blank,
sometimes it just freezes with what I was doing on it(sometimes I'm able to
control the mouse and do the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace but sometimes I can't
control the mouse and that's when I need to reset the system)."

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...freeze&page=47



Linux just works.