starting desktop

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Tue Jan 25 11:32:33 UTC 2005

can you open a terminal and type "lshal" and send the output to this list?

I think you have a problem with the graphics driver for your card...
but I'm no expert so I may be wrong.


On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:20:27 +1100, Paul Curtis
<paulcurtis at> wrote:
> Yes,I got the desktop.
> Wherever the mouse pointer is the background fragments.As you move it
> the fragmentation spreads with it.
> The computer is a Compaq deskpro that a mate of mine gave to my
> daughters.I connected it to my broadband and it worked ok with pictures
> and general use but not with games.My daughters were forever letting
> spyware and viruses through the firewall,so I thought I'd try linux on
> this machine first.
> Also,if you scroll down apage the original clear printing
> disintergrates.I assume the graphics aren't up to it,but it worked ok
> with 98SE.
> I do not know what hardware is in it and have no chance of finding out
> until I can use it.
>    sorry about lack of knowledge
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