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Old 10-10-2018, 07:40 AM   #1
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im on the desktop and 70% of screen is covered by a command prompt full of mess


so, every time i turn on this laptop, whats said in the title happens...
display is not damaged in any way, when laptop boots, display shows logo pages like xubuntu and toshiba with no problem...
how do i get rid of this command prompt full of all kinds of often colorful psychedelic looking crap...
here's a photo that shows one example of what can be on it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ct2poxzk7h...48938.jpg?dl=0
 
Old 10-10-2018, 07:49 AM   #2
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so, every time i turn on this laptop, whats said in the title happens...
display is not damaged in any way, when laptop boots, display shows logo pages like xubuntu and toshiba with no problem...
how do i get rid of this command prompt full of all kinds of often colorful psychedelic looking crap...
here's a photo that shows one example of what can be on it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ct2poxzk7h...48938.jpg?dl=0
I thought I was already in hell, no, no, sorry I couldn't help myself.

All I'm really seeing is a blue screen (not a Windows BSOD BTW) with what I assume is your shadow and something (?) on the side of the screen - not a "command prompt".

Do you mean whatever it is on the right-hand side of the screen?
Am I right in assuming the system boots and you get to the desktop?
 
Old 10-10-2018, 07:55 AM   #3
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so, every time i turn on this laptop, whats said in the title happens...
display is not damaged in any way, when laptop boots, display shows logo pages like xubuntu and toshiba with no problem...
how do i get rid of this command prompt full of all kinds of often colorful psychedelic looking crap...
here's a photo that shows one example of what can be on it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ct2poxzk7h...48938.jpg?dl=0
Ok..so what version/distro are you using? You mention xubuntu...was this installed on your drive, or are you running via USB? New install? New problem? Anything changed/updated on your system? What kind of hardware?

Looks like a video driver/x issue, but without knowing versions of things and the hardware it's running on, can't really say.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 09:37 AM   #4
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I thought I was already in hell, no, no, sorry I couldn't help myself.

All I'm really seeing is a blue screen (not a Windows BSOD BTW) with what I assume is your shadow and something (?) on the side of the screen - not a "command prompt".

Do you mean whatever it is on the right-hand side of the screen?
Am I right in assuming the system boots and you get to the desktop?
on the right side theres the regular desktop, thats the blueish default background picture. there's just a reflection of sunlight on the right corner because I am a bad photographer. the taskbar is there and you can press the start menu and do thing on the right side, it looks normal, if open start menu and press: shut off computer, the screen becomes 100% normal when the "do you want to turn off the computer despite of there being one user logged in"-window is on the screen...
whats on the left side looks a lot like a command prompt. I get its not, but there's e.g. those two underlines there, and often time some messed up characters too... It looks like a command prompt full of alien characters at times.and yes, thats my torso reflected onto the screen,
 
Old 10-10-2018, 09:39 AM   #5
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Ok..so what version/distro are you using? You mention xubuntu...was this installed on your drive, or are you running via USB? New install? New problem? Anything changed/updated on your system? What kind of hardware?

Looks like a video driver/x issue, but without knowing versions of things and the hardware it's running on, can't really say.
hi man,
im gonna look into distro(?) and version of xubuntu later when I get back home
nb200-10g is the laptop model
I got it used
I would assume updates are enabled so it should be the latest OS version.
it said something about upgrades in progress as i turned it on for the first time in months...
 
Old 10-10-2018, 09:46 AM   #6
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hi man,
im gonna look into distro(?) and version of xubuntu later when I get back home
nb200-10g is the laptop model
I got it used
I would assume updates are enabled so it should be the latest OS version.
it said something about upgrades in progress as i turned it on for the first time in months...
Considering you got this used, is whatever OS and data on the laptop of no consequence to you at all?


If so, then perhaps you can prepare to just do a clean install of Linux and select a distribution that works for you.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 11:48 AM   #7
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Considering you got this used, is whatever OS and data on the laptop of no consequence to you at all?


If so, then perhaps you can prepare to just do a clean install of Linux and select a distribution that works for you.
hi, I guess there's nothing on it.
my thought was to just sell it for 50 or something.
i have another similar linux pc thats full of back up files
this should be empty...
how do i do that? no cd tray, do i make some kind of installation usb? any advice on the process?
 
Old 10-10-2018, 12:01 PM   #8
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how do i do that? no cd tray, do i make some kind of installation usb? any advice on the process?
A lot of Linux distribution's websites have instructions about how to do it. Pick one and have a look at it's website.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 12:24 PM   #9
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hi, I guess there's nothing on it.
my thought was to just sell it for 50 or something. i have another similar linux pc thats full of back up files this should be empty... how do i do that? no cd tray, do i make some kind of installation usb? any advice on the process?
As jsbjsb001 pointed out, pretty much every distro out there has instructions on their websites for how to download the install image, and create a bootable USB stick. However...given your laptop specs, you're going to be pretty limited. 32bit, 1GB of RAM is a bit light. Something like Puppy would probably be your best bet, but if you're just going to sell it along, why bother??

Format the disk, sell it as-is.
 
  


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