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I just installed dual monitors and it has caused a lot of problems with the graphical interface. Weather indicator isn't working right, workspace changer doesn't do what its supposed to, everything looks like windows 95, no cool precise pangolin interface, etc.

All that stuff I can live with for the moment, but my main problem now is that I cannot see Blender, which is a program that I use a lot to make digital art. When I open it on one monitor its just like a clear window to whatever it is behind it. I can see the cross hair mouse cursor like its there, but I cannot see what I am working on. When I move a window across it it just repeats that window in a ghostlike trail. I uninstalled and re-installed it and I get the same result. Rebooting doesn't do anything either. This makes me believe that the problem is with my Nvidia accelerated graphics driver I have installed. What information do I need to look into this issue and how can I fix it?

More info:

When I run this: lspci to check more hardware specs I get this:

00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Host Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
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closed as too localized by fossfreedom May 5 '12 at 21:51

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Does Blender ok with your second monitor disconnected and disabled? –  hexafraction May 3 '12 at 20:17
    
Have you tried using xubuntu? You may install it using sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. –  hexafraction May 3 '12 at 20:20
    
I re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 and blender after backing up all my files and everything is working just fine now. I must have messed something up playing with the sudo command trying to make my monitors work. I forgot to update this question when it happened. Thanks to everyone who responded. –  Stanton.Sculpture May 5 '12 at 17:56