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Lisaplisa
January 27th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I just got a new computer (Compaq presario CQ60-120) and have installed Ubuntu 8.10 with a dual boot Vista. Vista works perfect, not Ubuntu! I have several problems, the most urgent one being that the graphics freeze up at random intervals. The windows don't show properly; it looks like the background is covering the whole screen, and then the rest of the desktop shows through only in some places, and sometimes the mouse freezes as well. the only thing to do is push the actual powerbutton to reboot. Any ideas to what is wrong?

Muffinabus
January 27th, 2009, 12:09 AM
What video card do you have? Are your graphics drivers properly installed?

Lisaplisa
January 27th, 2009, 01:42 AM
I have NVIDIA GeForce 8200 which I have had to reinstall the drivers to, but it seems to be working. I don't know why it stopped working before though.

Lisaplisa
January 27th, 2009, 02:28 AM
...when I looked in the X Server settings, it states that the operating system is Linux-x86, which when I searched seems to be RedHat? Can this be an issue?