[Intrepid] Strange behaviour of Gnome after recent updates.(Really Solved)

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Fri Oct 24 23:58:20 UTC 2008

Jim Smith wrote:
> 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
> Launchpad.
> Jim
The whole problem seemed to be caused by the fact that every time one
does an upgrade from one dist to another, Ubuntu seems to want to
install every driver for every video card ever made. Using Synaptic, I
deleted all but the necessary drivers for the Intel 815/915 chipset used
in this laptop. Gnome now comes up fine and much more quickly than ever
before. Thanks to all who contributed their ideas.


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