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ejazzkatt
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Screen turns black

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I'm running Serena Serena 18.1 KDE. Occasionally the screen turns black and there is nothing that I've been able to do to get rid of the black screen. I have to reboot. Any suggestions?

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Re: Screen turns black

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try upgrading to 18.3 for one thing.
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Re: Screen turns black

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18.1 is an LTS release. It's supported until 2021

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18.3 is just an updated version of 18.x series and is supported until 2021 also. you should update.
this blog tells you how to do it. Once it's install upgrade the kernel to the highest in the 4.13 series and reboot.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462
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Re: Screen turns black

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Okay, thanks for the suggestions. I upgrade to 18.3 and I upgraded the kernel. I'll have to wait and see if it corrects the black screen problem since that seems to be unpredictable.

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