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  1. #1
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    kdm crashes graphics

    Hi all,

    Not sure how to fix this, but pretty sure it's a bug. I install Kubuntu with wubi and on initial boot gets to the dots part of loading Kubuntu, but as soon as KDM kicks in the entire screen flashes to a static/grid garbage pattern. I can move my mouse and the mouse cursor renders properly on top of KDM which is weird, but everything else is borked.

    Running an HD 5850 for graphics.

    Thanks!

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    Re: kdm crashes graphics

    Is kdm properly installed? (sudo apt-get install --reinstall kdm)

    Is anything of interest output to /var/log/kdm.log and/or /var/log/Xorg.0.log?

    What are the contents of /etc/X11/default-display-manager?

    What does the /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager symlink point towards?
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  3. #3
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    Re: kdm crashes graphics

    Ah... I already switched away from Wubi and had no issues with an install using a partition. Thanks though!

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