X failing to start on Acer Aspire one - have just upgraded to latest kernel on 12.04

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Oct 11 11:31:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:56:01AM +0100, Chris Green wrote:
[snip my tale of woe]
> Aha!  It's back to the original problem (which I thought nomodeset had
> cured), when I hit CTRL-ALT-F7 to go back to the GUI I get half a screen
> of GUI with a totally broken mouse interface to it.  
Typical, just after posting this I turned up the answer with a Google
search (I had tried before but obviously I got better search terms this

The answer is to restart lightdm after the system has booted and it's
showing the broken display.  Just go to a console login and do:-

    sudo lightdm restart

and everything is perfect.  

Is there any way I can fix this so I don't have to restart lightdm, i.e.
is there something I can do in the ligthdm.conf file to fix it?

Chris Green

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