Jumbled wallpaper LM 17.3 32b XFCE

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Pastcal
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Jumbled wallpaper LM 17.3 32b XFCE

Postby Pastcal » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:31 am

I've just done a fresh install of LM 17.3 32 bit XFCE, to replace 17.0 32 bit XFCE on the same hardware. Everything works as expected except the wallpaper (or the plain colour) is jumbled on start up. If I change or adjust the wallpaper the jumbling goes away until the next boot. I've googled the problem and searched here and tried changing the compositor settings in Window Manager Tweeks and Window Manager to no avail.

The hardware is an ancient HP/Compaq SFF single core desktop. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Jumbled wallpaper LM 17.3 32b XFCE

Postby Hoser Rob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:45 am

You should provide more system info ... copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here ...

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inxi -Fxz


... but for old single core hardware the first thing I'd try is turning off the compositor altogether. The easiest way is to go to Settings > Desktop Settings > Windows. Change the selection in the drop down menu to just 'Xfwm4'. In fact I've installed Xfce on more powerful systems and that was still one of the first things I did.

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Re: Jumbled wallpaper LM 17.3 32b XFCE

Postby Pastcal » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:08 am

"try is turning off the compositor altogether. The easiest way is to go to Settings > Desktop Settings > Windows. Change the selection in the drop down menu to just 'Xfwm4'." Yes I tried that but no improvement.
dallas@peckary ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: peckary Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 (Gtk 2.24.23) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: N/A
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0864h
Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 786B1 v2.43 date: 08/10/2004
CPU: Single core Intel Celeron (-UP-) cache: 128 KB
flags: (pae sse sse2) bmips: 3990 speed: 1995 MHz (max)
Graphics: Card: Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1440x900@75.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 865G x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1000 1400 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
Card-2 Logitech Quickcam 3000 For Business
driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-002
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5782 Gigabit Ethernet
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 05:02.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (44.1% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST340014A size: 40.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 36G used: 16G (46%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.09GB (8%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 147 Uptime: 2:08 Memory: 554.8/993.1MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28
dallas@peckary ~ $


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