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Old 02-10-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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Desktop goes blank after installation.


Hello,
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.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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You may find this some help.

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=0122857...ion.&sa=Search
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Machine specs?
RAM?
output of
#lspci

#lsmod

Last edited by amani; 02-12-2009 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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Video link

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffdnN3Lt6II
 
Old 03-22-2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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Log in a terminal

#sudo apt-get update
etc

If bug persists then
install more desktops ... kde, xfce, fluxbox, enlightenment,...etc

file a bug report
 
Old 03-27-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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I am afraid but I can't try that because of limited bandwidth at my home. Anyways...thanks for the help. Time to don the hacker's hat.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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You can get the updates from somewhere else. Try aptoncd
 
  


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