Starting yesterday morning running
xinit 'anything' -- :1
causes the screen to turn off and the laptop to be completely unresponsive. There's a little hdd activity shown by the led and a press of the power button turns off the laptop.
I've downgraded the kernel and intel video driver which were new but that didn't change the situation.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
My googlefu is failing on this.
You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.