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I have installed Ubuntu-8.10-desktop on my desktop i386 machine. The problem I am facing is that when I login, the desktop loads properly. But soon, everything disappears except the wallpaper. Sometimes, I can get command prompt (Alt-F1 etc.). From the command prompt, I can see things running fine. On some occasions, everything hangs and I have to reboot. Can anyone please tell me what the problem is? If you need any more information, do let me know.
I thought it would be nice to explain this problem via a small video clip. So I captured the following video with my cellphone. You can see the icons, menubar etc on the desktop and then, everything just disappears...and I can't do anything after that. Everything freezes.