Display sometimes goes sqiffy when using vln/mplayer

squareyes squareyes at internode.on.net
Fri Jan 12 14:10:09 UTC 2007

Ben Edwards wrote:
> I have had this problem for a while, ime using a laptop nvida graphics
> card.  Every so often when I go into vln or mplayer the display gets
> corrupted, the same stuff is kind of mirrored in 5+ stripes
> overlapping making the display unusable. Atl+Alt+f3 etc. to go to
> another console ro restart gdm does nothing.   The full screen
> playback works OK.  The only solution is to reboot.
> Any idea why this is happening and how to fix it?
> Using Ubuntu Dapper on a Dell Latitude 2650.
> Ben
Hi Ben,
have you tried Ctrl+Alt+F2, to go to Login screen, then Ctrl+Alt+F7 
This works for me.
take Care

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list