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mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby weirdfate on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:40 pm

i got this version to install but after a while the display starts to mess up

random panel icons dart the desk top
streaking of black show up on some pages, items in the panel and desktop
words become "smeared" sort of

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this screenshot is with linuxmint 7 basic installed
similar issues were happening with 6 XFCE
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:52 am

From your post we know it has nothing to do with XFCE
I think this is a problem with the graphics driver
Run lspci (l is a minor L) in a terminal and post
Also tell us if you use restricted drivers if they exist for your card
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby weirdfate on Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:13 am

i am reinstalling it now to run that in terminal.

I ran it with the live cd an d noticed that the majority of the list came up intel.

I wonder and im going to try this because i have nothing to loose if the fix for the intel graphi drivers from my other post will make this any better?????? (witch by the way i got to work on my PC thanks)
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:32 pm

Was it you that had some problem with compiz and tried to install mesa and more
If you get this after that I'm not surprised
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby weirdfate on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:18 am

just gave up and put 5 on there. works good now.
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:41 am

Wait until Mint 8 to try to upgrade - I think the Intel problem is solved by then
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby weirdfate on Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:58 pm

!!WOW!! 7 just hit the floor running and they are already one upin it with 8.. is it in beta yet?
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Re: mint6 XFCE graphics issue IBM thinkpad R31

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:17 pm

Oh no - Mint 8 (Helena) will be out in November I think and the kernel will probably not have this issue with Intel
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