[Bug 15700] Blank desktop and blank language settings window

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------- Additional Comments From psalazarmora at yahoo.es  2005-09-21 00:39 UTC -------
Same behaviour here for Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger). Language set to es_ES.
Installation ran smooth and got Gnome working like a charm. After a couple of
(clean) reboots, the usual session login drops me into a blank screen as
described --white pointer that can be moved around -to no avail since there is
nothing to point or click- on a brown background. You can't do anything after
login except Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get back to login and change session parameters.

Workaround: restart the session in console safe mode. I did apt-get update &&
apt-get install fluxbox since i thought the problem could be related to the
window manager. Voilá, that gave me back nice decorations for my windows and
functionality for some applications (e.g. firefox would not launch but dillo
The important bit was to do apt-get upgrade The whole Xorg system seemed to need
an update. Now running Xorg 6.8.2-69 and everything is fine, even Metacity. BTW:
I've seen this also happen in a recent Debian installation (which also included

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