[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu 9.04 + gnome screen error
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 04:56:21 GMT 2010
On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Paul Sutton <zleap at zleap.net> wrote:
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> just got the above, come up, not sure what triggered it, but I can't
> click on desktop, i can click menus and load programs
> i can't change the background using preferences
> can't even click, its just a white space.
> just wondered if anyone has come across this sort of thing.
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> Paul Sutton
I've seen something a bit like that on a couple of systems. It was due
to problems with Compiz.
One 1 machine, it was due to me disabling DRI in the X server while
leaving Compiz enabled. It requires DRI & couldn't display a usable
desktop without it.
On the other, it was due to relying on an only-partially-supported
graphics chipset & enabling all the visual "chrome" in Appearance. The
graphics couldn't support all the features and I got a blank desktop.
In both cases, I had to flip to an alternate V-console (Ctrl+Alt+F1 -
thru' - F6) and fix it from the command line.
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