View Full Version : [SOLVED] Blank application screens after 10.10 - 11.04 upgrade

May 2nd, 2011, 03:07 AM
Stupidly did the automatic upgrade to 11.04 last night. Didn't go TERRIBLY wrong, but on many applications I just get a blank white screen. Even on some that launch properly, if i minimize or switch between apps, I get that same blank screen. App is working (clicked around in Evolution and Title changed), but I can't see anything. Happens both in Unity and Classic.

Is this a simple fix, or yet another fresh install?

May 2nd, 2011, 10:32 AM

May 2nd, 2011, 11:28 PM

Problem was with the nvidia drivers.

First found some leads in this thread:

Which lead to this post:

That helped a bit, but after 2 or 3 apps were open, it was still blank. Activated nvidia-173 driver and all seems good now. Not sure exactly which step did it....I'm guessing that it was just going back to the older driver as I'd seen that posted somewhere along the line. Driver is still showing as "Active but not in use"

May 3rd, 2011, 12:04 AM
Good, please mark the thread 'solved' using 'thread tools'.

May 3rd, 2011, 03:38 AM
Good, please mark the thread 'solved' using 'thread tools'.

Was looking for that before. Thx