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November 14th, 2009, 08:21 PM
My Ubuntu Logo and Login line have shifted to far center right and the login is bottom right. When I login , I get what appears to be at least 5 very thin but unreadable desktops. The colour is broken up into miniscule pieces.
I cannot reboot or shut down. So I unlug to shut down the pc, [an old Dell using Ubuntu 8.4 and an Nvidia card.] Is there anything that I can do other than finding someone much smarter than me and bring it to him?
I'm using another computer to send this plea for help.

November 14th, 2009, 08:31 PM
reboot/start the computer and when you see the grub menu....choose recovery mode.

when you get to the recovery mode menu....choose the xfix option.

when that completes, choose continue with normal boot and see if that works.

November 15th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Challenge met, problem solved. Thanks for your help.