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jimgoode
March 2nd, 2011, 11:54 PM
I just installed 10.04.2 Desktop. Full install, reformatted all partitions.
Hardware: Dell Optiplex GX200 with Dell 781p monitor Dell mouse and kybd.

All appeared to install well and as expected.

The computer has locked up 4 times, now. Whenever I attempt to use the mouse to drag a window to a different place on the desktop the monitor goes half black (bottom half of screen) and I loose the ability to use the mouse or keyboard to provide input. The only recourse is to shut it down hard and boot up again.

Has anyone else seen this (I couldn't find a reference in the forums)? Any suggestions? I have not encountered this behavior before.

TIA,
Jim

jimgoode
March 3rd, 2011, 05:14 PM
Swapped out kybd and mouse and got the same result. It appears that if I drag the window too close to either side margin of the monitor the screen goes half black and the computer locks up. My next fix will be to install SME 7.5.1 and not take a chance on ubuntu crashing.

Thanks,
Jim