Last edited by dcstar; September 9th, 2010 at 09:49 AM.
The bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...dm/+bug/594145 seems to describe this problem. In comment #3, Svein Tore Seljebotn writes, "...I just logged into another console (Alt+Ctrl F1) while in GDM. There I wrote "sudo killall magnifier", and after that I could access the settings again and turn it off."
I tried this and it worked well for me. So, the instructions:
- At the login screen, switch to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1).
- Log in to your normal user account. For example, if your user name is 'toby' with the password 'iamtoby', when the terminal pops up, enter 'toby', then 'iamtoby' when it asks for your password.
- Type.Code:sudo killall magnifier
- Switch back to your normal login window (for me this was Ctrl+Alt+F7, but I'm not positive on if it's F7 or a different function key for everyone else.
- *Click the Accessibility icon and un-check the magnifier option.
This worked for me after a restart, running Ubuntu 10.10. Hope it helps!
Came back to the computer after my 4 yr old son had been randomly clicking on the log-in screen. Had the same problem posted above, and the solution here fixed it.
enter as root user in terminal..
rm -r magnifier