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Thread: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

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    Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    Upgrade to 8.10. Terminal looks like white plain block, nothing in it.
    Same look has Synaptic, Software sources and a number of others. Firefox - in text mode.
    It took me too long with upgrade from 8.04 to just reinstall (clean install fails on my machine).
    Please help!

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    Try disabling desktop effects.

    System - Preferences - Appearance - Desktop Effects - None.

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    Thanks a lot! But what could happen? Everything was working including firefox that is still in text mode now, how to fix?

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    What do you mean in text mode? There's a problem with the Ubuntu forums at the moment so the style isn't being applied properly, but other sites should work fine. Ubuntuforums should be fixed soon hopefully.

    I don't know if there's a way to prevent the white windows. I'd say it's a bug with compiz. What kind of video card do you have?

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    Yes, you're right: it's only Ubuntu site in text mode
    I have GeForce3-Ti200, this card does for me full Adobe graphic suite and everything I need (except last extreme games) and it worked perfectly with Hardy.
    Also this "blank" effect appeared not right after installation but after I tried to install Opera.deb and Skype.deb (maybe occasionally at that moment). I reinstalled now both successfully but...after following your advice. It could be bug in nvidia-beta though it works just fine in Kubuntu 8.10 (KDE-1.2!).

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    PS. Mandriva2009 runs on my machine with "heavy" effects .

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    I have an nvidia 6600 gt and I've previously had issues with applications (OpenOffice mostly) turning completely black, I think there's still a few issues with Compiz in Ubuntu. There might be bugs on launchpad that could help.

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    Re: Terminal is like white empty block. Please help!

    Zeiz, others are also complaining about a bug with the Nvidia drivers. See other threads to compare their problems with your own.
    When someone says 'I cannot do this in Linux, the limitation is not in the software, but simply in their knowledge.'
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