[xubuntu-users] Black areas in 13.04 desktop menus

Lee Gold leegold at operamail.com
Sun Sep 15 23:32:51 UTC 2013

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013, at 11:04 AM, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using 13.04 with a video card/chip, an: Intel Corporation
> 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01).
> It works well "right out of the box" with Xubuntu 13.04. Don't know if
> it's related to the chip but I see black areas, squares and rectangles
> that seem to border desktop menu items - like an offset background. I
> also see it with some applications. I don't think it's there on purpose,
> thought to mention it...
> Thanks.

I did something to fix the bad flash performance with this chip and it
seemed to fix the black background thing I was noticing. According to a
bug titled: 

"Flash 11.2 content displays in shades of green and purple only, and in
a horizontally compressed space "


it says:

"WORKAROUND: Setting the Intel driver's acceleration method to UXA
rather than its default SNA *always* fixes the Flash problem..."

I did this and the flash worked OK and black background problem stopped.
It involves making a new xorg.conf and putting it in /etc/X11 and
setting acceleration to uxa...maybe just having the xorg.conf did
something - the intricacies are above my pay grade.


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