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    Acer display problems

    Hello, i have just put ubuntu onto an old Acer 7700GX. it all looks lovely for a few minutes but then the desktop background goes blocky and the text goes a bit crazy. this doesn't seem to affect new windows that i open though.



    I guess its a driver thing. any tips?
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  2. #2
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    Re: Acer display problems

    looks like it is the driver, or your card is overheating, which i doubt it is.

    Try another Desktop environment like KDE or XFCE and look if the same "blockyness" appears there

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    Re: Acer display problems

    thank you for the tip. i installed Xubuntu and my machine is now way quicker. I still get the glitch but have only had it once so far.

    By the way, is there a difference between xfce and xubuntu?

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    Re: Acer display problems

    Quote Originally Posted by kolofan View Post
    thank you for the tip. i installed Xubuntu and my machine is now way quicker. I still get the glitch but have only had it once so far.

    By the way, is there a difference between xfce and xubuntu?
    xfce is a tad bit lighter in resources
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