[Intrepid] Strange behaviour of Gnome after recent updates.

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Fri Oct 24 00:47:55 UTC 2008

pieter557 wrote:
> You're having trouble from this bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvisual-plugins/+bug/287448
> I've also had this problem and got it fixed by uninstalling
> libvisual-0.4-plugins.
> Greetings
> Pieter
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Jim Smith <jim at oz.net
> <mailto:jim at oz.net>> wrote:
>     I received the daily updates to Intrepid today, when they were
>     done the
>     system was restarted and after that Gnome malfunctioned seriously. The
>     panels, icons and menus were completely gone. Nothing worked and the
>     only thing I could do was to Ctrl-Alt-Bkspc and go back to the login
>     screen. KDE 4.1 and Xfce both work so I'm using Xfce right now.
>     There is
>     also a persistent and annoying "strobing" of the screen on
>     occasion. The
>     system uses Intel 915 graphics and has had no real graphics trouble up
>     until today. Would it be possible to switch display managers to KDM in
>     order to see if the problem resides with GDM? Hopefully if there is a
>     problem with GDM it will be fixed before the final release. I
>     would like
>     to know if anyone else reports this issue.
>     Thank you
>     Jim
>     <https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users>
I did as you and the bug page suggested and had no luck. Fortunately I
have xfce installed on this system so I am not unable to use it. I
actually like xfce far better than KDE but I'm used to the panels and
shortcuts in Gnome. Should I attempt to re-open or split off my bug?
Hopefully the final release of Intrepid will cure this.

Many thanks for your prompt answer, I had been unable to find the bug on


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