Ununtu 9 with Intel 815 chipset

Victor Roberts vdr at lighting-research.com
Wed Jun 10 12:29:04 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Victor Roberts<vdr at lighting-research.com> wrote:
>> I had Ubuntu 8 running very well on a system using an Intel D815EEA2
>> motherboard that, in turn, uses the Intel 815 chipset and its built-in
>> video driver. The system uses a NEC 15" LCD monitor.
> Can you do Control-Alt-F1 and log in there ok?
> If so, and you have all the updates installed, then say so and we'll
> take the next step.
> Brian

Thanks for your reply.

I was able to install all the current updates this morning.  The system 
boots but there are two issues with the desktop.

First, when the mouse is moved around and various menus are highlighted, 
blocky areas of that highlighting remain after the mouse has been moved 
on, and;

Second, when I open Terminal or when certain dialog boxes open, they are 
all white with no visible text.  For example, when I went to install the 
updates, the dialog box that asked for my password was all white.  I 
know what information was wanted only because I had installed updates on 
this machine before, and I also run Ubuntu 9 on a MSI WIND netbook - so 
I types my password and the updates were downloaded and installed.

After installing the updates, I use CTRL-ALT-F1 to kill the desktop and 
return to the command screen.  Once there I saw an error message, 
apparently from the boot process, that said: unable to set 1024 x 768 
mode, switching to 800 x 600.

I then logged in.

What should I do next.

Vic Roberts

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