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Old 10-05-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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Not exactly sure what my problem is, desktop is "corrupted"?


I am not exactly sure how to describe my problem. My desktop is distorted when I try to open new windows. Shadows of previously closed windows appear and when I attempt to close the windows they still appear there. I recently installed the newest version of Ubuntu and replaced an exiosting version that was having the same problems. I am not sure what to do, does anyone know what problem i am having or how to describe it?
 
Old 10-05-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Can you post a screenshot? That might help.

Also let us know what kind of video card you have. Running the command lspci (list pci devices) in a terminal should show that information.

The command cat /etc/*release should report which version of Ubuntu you are running.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Screenshots would be nice to give an idea of what exactly you mean, also what DE/WM are you using? (KDE, Gnome, xfce, fluxbox) and have you checked if the problem persists on others?
 
Old 10-05-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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If it is ubuntu 11.04, it must be gnome 'classic' or unity.

I'd guess its a intel i8XX video issue.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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I have no idea how to do a screen shot, I'm pretty new to this and am terrible with computers. Can you explain how to do this?
 
Old 10-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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I have no idea how to do a screen shot, I'm pretty new to this and am terrible with computers. Can you explain how to do this?
You should be able to just hit Print Screen and a dialog will appear asking where to save the image (…or something like that; been a while since I seriously messed with Ubuntu ).

EDIT: Another thing comes to mind: if this is some kind of driver-level video issue, which judging from the description it likely is, then it may not show up in a screenshot (the display might be blitted over when taking the shot, thus clearing the screen of any artifacts). It couldn't hurt to try, though, I suppose.

Last edited by MrCode; 10-13-2011 at 06:21 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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There is also a screenshot utility in Gnome.

If you can't do a screenshot, take a picture with a digital camera. That might be enough to get us started.
 
  


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