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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 13:44

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Why does my desktop look garbled text on top left, Pidgin looks like it's been swiped with a dirty towel.

This happened after I updated to the new kernel. I tried logging out and in many times. (tried this before, and it worked) Restarted a few times, no improvement.

I'm using Xorg drivers on my HD6870, if that helps.

I can work around it, but really gets me angry. I have to leave in a little bit, so I'll be back in about 5 hours. Any help is appreciated.


#2 Haggis

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 13:46

Funnily enough i updated to a new kernel the other day and my screen is now only using 3/4 of what it should be

I have not looked more into it yet i just went back to previous kernel

#3 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 13:48

My computer goes past grub. There a key to press to get into it, where I can go back to the previous kernel?

#4 Detection

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 13:49

I was playing with Ubuntu the other day and learned that holding Shift during boot brings up the boot options screen (kinda safe mode thing)

Actually I think it was Linuxmint, but same difference

#5 Nothing Here

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 15:07

The new Xorg updates must be bad. Either roll your updates back or wait till they bring in the new ones, which shouldn't be long.