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    Weird squares and lines after icons.

    Hello everyone, so i am using Ubuntu Studio, and i have upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Since this upgrade i am experiencing a very weird issue. Everytime i move some icon around a desktop, a weird blue squares and stripes remains there ( as seen on the picture, i couldnt take a screenshot, because when i hit prtscrn, the stripes just dissapear and desktop looks normal again ). I am using Compton as my window manager, i have tried to turn it off, but that didnt fix my issue. I have also tried different theme styles ( i am using "Greybird" most of the time ) but that didnt help neither. This is like the weirdest issue i have ever experienced on PC. I have no idea what can cause this, and it is really annoying.. Thanks for any advice..



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    Re: Weird squares and lines after icons.

    Nobody knows how to fix this? It is really annoying.. maybe if i reinstall the XFCE? I am just not sure how to do that without screwing something up...

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    Re: Weird squares and lines after icons.

    i don't know what is the solution to this problem but i recommend 'Synaptics Package Manager' to remove all about XFCE but before doing so install LXDE [Lightweight Environment] and see if such problem is there ? If so? then there's no good in re-installing desktop environment.

    To remove Xfce completely without troubles, open Synaptic Package Manager and click Sections > Installed. In search box, type environment name eg 'Xfce' and all Xfce packages would appear. Select all of them > Mark for complete Removal (recommended) or Mark for Removal (which will leave packages .deb on you filesystem somewhere for future which is not good for re-installing as some bad package remain there and again cause problem)
    and hit 'Apply'.
    Wait for when it's done. . . Now an extra but useful step is to clean system by following commands:

    1. sudo apt-get clean
    2. sudo apt-get autoclean
    3. sudo apt-get autoremove

    then log-off and check to sure if XFCE is un-installed properly & LXDE or anyother DE is installed for account already!.
    Then install XFCE again by using:

    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

    I hope that may help you somehow!

    Source: Experience with LXDE (Lubuntu desktop Issue).

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    Re: Weird squares and lines after icons.

    Hey, thank you very much for your answer! I am just a total newbie to desktop enviroments of Linux (i am using Linux itself for a few months now) so i have a few answers, just to make sure i wont screw something up. When i install LXDE, how do i "active" it, so it will be used instead of XFCE? And if i just uninstall XFCE without having any other DE installed, will my computer be able to boot up? Will it boot into command line where i am gonna be able to install the XFCE again? Thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad_Ahmad_Mujtaba View Post
    i don't know what is the solution to this problem but i recommend 'Synaptics Package Manager' to remove all about XFCE but before doing so install LXDE [Lightweight Environment] and see if such problem is there ? If so? then there's no good in re-installing desktop environment.

    To remove Xfce completely without troubles, open Synaptic Package Manager and click Sections > Installed. In search box, type environment name eg 'Xfce' and all Xfce packages would appear. Select all of them > Mark for complete Removal (recommended) or Mark for Removal (which will leave packages .deb on you filesystem somewhere for future which is not good for re-installing as some bad package remain there and again cause problem)
    and hit 'Apply'.
    Wait for when it's done. . . Now an extra but useful step is to clean system by following commands:

    1. sudo apt-get clean
    2. sudo apt-get autoclean
    3. sudo apt-get autoremove

    then log-off and check to sure if XFCE is un-installed properly & LXDE or anyother DE is installed for account already!.
    Then install XFCE again by using:

    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

    I hope that may help you somehow!

    Source: Experience with LXDE (Lubuntu desktop Issue).

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