Ununtu 9 with Intel 815 chipset

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 13:34:27 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM, Victor
Roberts<vdr at lighting-research.com> wrote:
> 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.

Hi Victor

Sorry it's been so long since anyone responded on this.

The first thing to do is reboot and choose rescue mode, then the
'xfix' option and see if that helps.

If not and your symptoms are the the same, then let's see that error
message you mention seeing in a console.  From your description I
gather you should be able to find it via System -> Administration ->
Log File Viewer -> dmesg tab,   or by typing 'dmesg' in a terminal.


All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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