System goes blank when updates

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Sun Mar 15 03:55:07 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Ramachandran Chidambaraiyer
<ramachandran.chidambaram at> wrote:
> I have installed Ubuntu 8.1 studio.When it starts updating,it goes
> blank and restarts.

If it just reboots spontaneously, the two things to check are

1 - dust bunnies and dead fans - it may be overheating when it's working hard

2 - bad ram - after you prove to yourself it's not 1, run the memcheck
option on bootup and leave it going at least overnight and see what
you get.


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