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    garbled display

    From time to time. Generally when switching users or going from something running full screen and then off of full screen. The display of the desktop is garbled. Images, icons, letters. Everything, even the menus.

    I am running Ubuntu 11.04 in Classic mode.

    I have attached a screenshot and any help to diagnose this and fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Re: garbled display

    It seems like an issue with the video driver, so try another one, generally spoken.

    Please provide more - actually any - details in the regard if you can't fix it on your own.

    Greetings.

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    Re: garbled display

    whats the quickest way of getting the info?

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    Re: garbled display

    looks like the force is weak on you
    When close to achieving you quit! If you don't try you failed. Real Winners are not afraid of losing.
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    Re: garbled display

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    looks like the force is weak on you
    LOL What does this mean in that regard?

    No, seriously, how about this!?:
    Code:
    lshw -c video

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    Re: garbled display

    check the pic
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    Re: garbled display

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    check the pic
    Yeah, true. Already had forgot about this.

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    Re: garbled display

    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    LOL What does this mean in that regard?

    No, seriously, how about this!?:
    Code:
    lshw -c video
    I have exactly this same problem, now in Ubuntu 12.04, also running an older Dell (Dimension E310)

    Running the lshw -c video command resulted in the following:

    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 04
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:dff80000-dfffffff ioport:ecd8(size=8 ) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dff40000-dff7ffff
    WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.


    Any help on this would be appreciated. I too find it frustrating. Will likely get a new video card, btw, but want to know if anything else is relevant.

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