Hello, and a question
ckuecker at ckent.org
Sun Feb 7 16:32:46 UTC 2010
> On 02/06/2010 04:28 AM, Chuck Kuecker wrote:
>> That's the problem. Regardless of which theme or background I choose, I
>> get a black background.
>> Some other items that might give a hint. When I said I "upgraded", I
>> meant I reinstalled 9.04, and upgraded to 9.10 after it finished - I had
>> serious problems with the package manager that needed a clean reinstall.
>> That worked out for me - problems are gone in the package manager.
>> I tried to set up a screen saver, and got strange results, such as some
>> of the screen saver preview shots getting "stuck" on top of the menu
>> boxes needed to change things - at one point, the screen saver locked up
>> the computer. I've got the generic flying text screen saver up now, so
>> the monitor will shut down after I walk away for a bit, but I would
>> really like to get the neat engine animation saver I had in the old 9.04
>> installation back. I'm wondering if the screen saver upset somehow broke
>> the wallpaper.
> You might try booting to recovery mode & running the dpkg option. Could
> be that the "upgrade" didn't complete properly. Following that, continue
> to boot normally; if you get the cli prompt, go ahead and login using
> your standard username and password & then 'startx' - or reboot & login
> normally. After logging back in to the desktop, open a terminal and try:
> $ sudo apt-get update
> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
> $ sudo apt-get install -f
> Let us know what the results are.
I figured it out - under 'Appearances - Visual Effects', I had selected
'Normal'. Changed that to 'None', and I have background again.
May be my video card is too old or too slow. No matter, I don't need
fast graphics to hack code.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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