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Old 11-25-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Question All graphical applications show distorted


Hello, I have been using ubuntu for over a week now and while I have felt pretty comfortable with it, there have been some issues I haven't been able to fix.

One of those issues is the fact that no matter what application or program I am trying to run, if it is very graphical, it won't show up normally, and all I get is a distorted image, an non-working program or a frozen application.

To give you an example, I can't watch the Earth with Google Earth, I can't play Lincity or Second Life.

I do not want to leave ubuntu and use windows again! Please, help me solve this problem.

PD: Any help should be given in the easiest way, since I am new to linux.
And also, I HAVE searched a lot and haven't been able to fix this problem.

I have 3d rendering, I use a lenovo laptop with 1 gb or ram, my graphical card is an Integrated ATI card...
 
Old 11-25-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

First, open Applications->Add/Remove...
In the search box, type adobe flash. It will automatically find it for you. If it has not been installed, check the box and select Apply Changes. You'll also need to do the same for Java to view certain web content.

Please let us know if that works. If not, you'll need to know exactly which ATI graphics chipset you have installed.

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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This seems to be a problem with the graphics driver. I don't think this has to do with missing Flash or Java plug-ins - in that case no content would show up, not even distorted ones.
Accelerated 3D rendering can also be a problem if not supported properly by the driver.

Maybe run a Knoppix Live-CD (or some other distro), just to rule out that this problem is not Ubuntu-specific.

Find out what libraries are being used by the problematic applications (using 'ldd'), just have an overview what additional software might be involved.

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 09:15 PM   #4
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This seems to be a problem with the graphics driver.
That was my next step...

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Accelerated 3D rendering can also be a problem if not supported properly by the driver.
In my experience with Ubuntu, 3D can't be enabled if not supported by the driver.

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Maybe run a Knoppix Live-CD (or some other distro), just to rule out that this problem is not Ubuntu-specific.
I doubt that's the case... it's an ATI. If it needs the proprietary drivers for one, it most likely would require it for any of them.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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How do I fix it?
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #6
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verify if the 3D rendering is enabled and what driver is selected in the X configuration.
Could you post the output of the following commands ?

lspci

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep -i driver

glxinfo | grep direct

If the last command doesn't' work you need to install mesa-utils then try it again sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

Oce we have this information it will be easier to proceed. Thanks !! and Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org
 
  


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