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I have had the following happen a couple of times on a new install of eOS (elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera). When I wake up from suspend the desktop picture disappears and is replaced by a grey background. If i logout to try and restart the desktop for my session I end up on a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left.

The system is still alive as I can ssh into it from another machine and reboot remotely. It is fairly old hardware but plenty powerful enough.

Dual-Core Intel® Core™2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos [Radeon HD 6450/7 8.1 GB memory 102.7 GB storage (SATA SSD) (+ 120 GB for /home)

I was wondering if it is anything to do with my swapfile. It is much smaller than RAM

➜ swapon -s
Filename                Type        Size    Used    Priority
/swapfile                               file        2097148 0   -2

This was how the system set itself up.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Martyn

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