Mint 14 menu icons corrupted (pixelated)

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Mint 14 menu icons corrupted (pixelated)

Postby pressmanbill on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:25 pm

Has anyone seen this problem? After some 5 days after a successful installation of Mint 14 Cinnamon, now when I boot up, the bitmaps of the standard icons in the menu are scrambled. I made no changes to desktop preferences, other than moving the menu to the top of the screen. And I added a second monitor (should have no effect).

First screenshot:
Selection_002.png
menu screenshot, left side
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The tool tips still work, and so does clicking on the icon. Note the application icons in the menu bar still appear correctly.

Second screen shot
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menu screenshot, right side
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The four icons on the right are also scrambled. But, if I hover the mouse of them, they revert to their proper display (not the case with the left icons).

Any suggestions?
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Re: Mint 14 menu icons corrupted (pixelated)

Postby pressmanbill on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:45 pm

This issue turned out to have a much larger one lurking behind it, namely I had to display managers installed: lightdm and mdm, the lightdm was not completely installed, and who knows if the mdm was working well or not. Strange that still my machine ran great for the first two weeks, and then something pushed the system over the edge: might have been some software updates.

At any rate, all is working well now. I'm not sure that the lesson is behind all this. Maybe that we newbies have to start learning how to read the log files so we can see what is failing during bootup.
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