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Re: Blank laggy screen after splash



On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:56:07 +0000
"J.Arun Mani" <J.ArunMani@protonmail.com> wrote:

> What could be the issue? Is it any memory issue or graphics related??

It's hard to say. You didn't tell us what display card(s) you have, or
how much memory you have, or what major programs might be running at
the time. Is this a fresh installation, or has the system been running
correctly until recently?


> 
> (Windows works fine tho)
> 
> After half an hour, the screen was flushed with texts few of which
> were like "Out of memory kill cron or sacrifice..." so I suppose that
> its a memory issue.

You might have faulty memory. To test that, install memtest86+,
reboot, and select it from GRUB's menu. However, memtest86+ does not
test video card memory, a likely culprit.

More likely, some program is being loaded (perhaps multiple instances
of it) and hogging all the memory. That won't be easy to diagnose. I'd
start with some careful reading of the boot portion of /var/log/syslog.

Both of these suggestions require that you be able to log in before the
system locks up. Can you CTL-ALT-F[1-6] to get to a terminal log-in, or
can you ssh in?

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