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Old 01-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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ubuntu 8.1 installation on ibm a21 laptop results in 3 panel display mixup

Upon installing ubuntu 8.1 or 8.04 my display shows a segmented three panel screen of the initial desktop. The panels overlap and while i can move one by "pushing" the vertical bar, none of the data is complete. I suspect the laptop onboard video hardware, but cannot fix this.

Has anyone seen this problem and have a solution?

Thanks, Steve
Old 02-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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When booting machine select "fail-safe" boot option, it will give you a terminal login, there try "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" command. You must know the kind of graphic chipset you have there.


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