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inthedark
August 28th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Hi

I've been having troubles with my desktop which seem to conicide with the security updates which were downloaded a few days ago.

The desktop components (panels, drive and launcher icons, application windows, etc) disappear every 3-5 seconds and then reappear following some disk activity (almost as if the desktop is being reloaded from disk)

The wallpaper remains, as does Conky. If I'm working in a text input box or dialogue, that redraws first.

Interestingly I also have VirtualBox OSE - if I run my XP session within that in full screen mode, the screen stays up - if running in windowed form it has the same problems.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Anything I can check to provide more info?

Thanks

yaztromo
August 28th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Could it be anything to do with Conky?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=658861