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Sam_Kellogg
February 4th, 2015, 02:41 AM
Hello all,

I'm a linux newcomer and am having some strange video problems; thinking it may be a driver issue but not sure how to proceed. Apologies if this is answered elsewhere, though I haven't found anything similar after quite a bit of searching!

So: Just installed Xubuntu 14.04.1. FYI, the same problem crops up when I try Mint 17.1 MATE and 17.1 Xfce off the DVD. My old parallel Windows XP install is not having any issues, however. Screenshot; you'll see what I mean!

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Any ideas on where to start? I can log in from, but its very difficult/impossible to read any menus, etc... However, if I start in compatibility mode and THEN boot, I don't have any of these color issues. I get several program error notifications when I log in and no wifi is detected, but I should be able to tweak settings at least.

Computer is one I built myself many years ago. Updated BIOS before attempting Linux install, so I don't think that's the issue. From Speccy in XP:

Summary
CPU
Intel Pentium D 920
Presler 65nm Technology
RAM
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 267MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5LD2-Deluxe (Socket 775) 35 ∞C
Graphics
DELL 2001FP (1600x1200@60Hz)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT (ASUStek Computer Inc) 69 ∞C
Storage
232GB Seagate ST3250823AS (SATA) 33 ∞C
Optical Drives
NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Thanks in advance for any and all advice!
sk

mrgs
February 4th, 2015, 11:39 PM
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