System goes blank when updates

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Sun Mar 15 03:56:02 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
> 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.

Oh, I should mention - it could be power supply as well - but that's
harder to prove one way or another short of trying another unit...


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