[ubuntu-uk] Scrambled screen

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 18:40:54 BST 2009

2009/6/10 ged byrom <ged.byrom at ntlworld.com>:
> I'm sorry if I've missed something here, but why can't the scrambled screen be fixed ?
> He had an error message about a missing nvidia driver.
> All this windows talk of reinstalling. Granted it's quicker.
> I know there is an evil linux genius amongst you who can fix it. I'd do it myself but I'm only up to the evil bit so far!!
> What about taking the machine to a lug meeting ?

I know where you're coming from Ged, but you have to remember some
people don't want to be messing about dragging their PC's everywhere
and and trying to arrange meetings, most people want a machine
governed by the "it just works" factor.

As for the solution, backing up the home directory to an external and
re-installing with the very latest ubuntu should work. If the graphics
drivers again fail to load, http://buranen.info/?p=339 looks like a
good solution :)

Kris Douglas

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