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yonkiman
June 15th, 2009, 02:31 AM
I'm installing 9.04 on a box that was running 8.04. It's an HTPC, so I often VNC in to work on it from my laptop.

After the initial install, I updated everything, and it all went fine. I was able to VNC in with no problems.

I then installed the 180.xx (I forgot; it was whatever the default option was) nvidia drivers and rebooted. Everything worked fine on my TV, but when I VNC'd into it, all I could see was the background and title bar. When I'd pull down a menu, the menu was visible on the TV but not over the VNC link.

I assume that means the GUI started using some sort of overlay for the menus, which is fine, but what's the best way to make them visible over VNC?

yonkiman
October 10th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Found a good answer via SuperUser.com:

http://superuser.com/questions/41944/nvidia-restricted-driver-invisible-menus-when-using-vnc