View Full Version : [ubuntu] GUI/Mouse Broken, Steam won't run either

August 22nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
I'm having a few different problems.

Firstly, the GUI occasionally freaks out and displays fuzzy nonsense at the top of the screen until I restart. ctrl+alt+backspace doesn't reset anything anymore, I don't know how to do it now-a-days.

Also, I installed Wine, then installed Steam. Steam opens up in the bottom panel, and shows up in the little desktop preview, but I cannot see it on the actual desktop.

Finally, I used the Ubuntu Software Center to download a few programs. After I did that, I could not click on any buttons or links in firefox or any other program while using Visual effects (that worked previously). I tried to uninstall all of these programs though the same Software Center I installed them from, and I broke the package system... which the update manager seemed to "fix".

I'm not really doing anything THAT outlandish, so I'm not sure how I can brick this OS so quickly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

August 24th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Could someone at least help me get the visual effects working again?