Jump to content



Photo

Why is my Desktop...


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 +Mindovermaster

Mindovermaster

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 8
  • Joined: 25-January 07
  • Location: /USA/Wisconsin/
  • OS: #!Crunchbang Debian
  • Phone: HTC ONE V

Posted 19 March 2013 - 13:44

Posted Image

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

Haggis

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 7
  • Joined: 13-June 07
  • Location: Near Stirling, Scotland
  • OS: Debian 7
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (i9305)

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

Mindovermaster

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 8
  • Joined: 25-January 07
  • Location: /USA/Wisconsin/
  • OS: #!Crunchbang Debian
  • Phone: HTC ONE V

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

Detection

    Detecting stuff...

  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

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

Nothing Here

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 23-February 08
  • Location: California, U.S.A.
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro / Kororaa 17

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.



Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!