No Gnome menu, cannot move applications.
udave48 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 13:33:52 UTC 2008
many and much thanks.
this worked and now gnone is working.
I did a number of things, but I think that it was the "System -> Preferences
clicking on "Visual effects" and choosing "None" " that did the trick.
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 6:23 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 12/02/2008 12:17 PM, ubuntu dave wrote:
> > I just installed ubuntu 8.10.
> > If i just login I see nothing but a beige screen.
> > If I login after selecting fail safe terminal I can run gnome-terminal &
> > Then I get the menu bar.
> > However when I start an application it is locked in the upper left
> > I cannot move it even to start another application.
> > Any ideas?
> Maybe. My _guess_ would be that you _may_ have an older intel video
> I just ran into this on a machine with an 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE
> Chipset Integrated Graphics Device and it does just this. I ended up
> blowing out 8.10 and installed 8.04 (hardy instead). Afterwards, I went
> looking to find out why and found that there is a conflict between the
> chipset and compiz. Oddly enough, compiz runs 'out-of-the-box' using
> hardy on the same machine.
> Give this a try first:
> Hangs with desktop effects on Intel 830MG and 845G video cards
> There is a bug in the Intel video driver for the older intel 830 and 845
> integrated video cards that are used on laptops like the IBM R30.
> Desktop effects with compiz will not work on those chips and will freeze
> the system. For new installations, please install using the safe
> graphics mode (press F4 in the startup screen) on these systems and
> disable desktop effects via System -> Preferences -> Appearance,
> clicking on "Visual effects" and choosing "None".
> If not, then use Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login. Then:
> sudo apt-get remove compiz compiz-core
> Ugly, but supposedly it works. For me I'll just stick to hardy on that
> References (in order that I went through them):
> Intrepid Ibex not compatible with Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics
> Intrepid Compiz hangs for intel(r) 82845G video cards
> cannot start Gnome session since intrepid beta on 845G-based system
> with compiz enabled
> Intrepid Compiz hangs on login for i830MG, i845, and i945GM video cards
> [i845G] Hard crash entering X
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