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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia GTX 550-Ti x-swat Nvidia driver


Using 2 monitors. When screen locks there is a blue box on top of the wallpaper and password dialog box that hides the field for entering your password or switching users.

Problem is on 2 systems with similar hardware (Nvidia card, x-swat driver, dual monitors)

You can still type your password in blindly and hit enter to login but it's irritating to not be able to see the dialog box.

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closed as off topic by Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan, jokerdino, John S Gruber, Mitch Oct 4 '12 at 11:29

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What 'blue box'? Is this something your monitor is doing separately from Ubuntu? – Tom Brossman Oct 3 '12 at 21:01
It's a blue area of the screen that is on top of both the wallpaper and the dialog box but only on the main monitor and only about 3/4 starting in the top left corner. If I move the mouse over where the password field should be, the mouse changes into a text cursor... I'll add a screenshot – Justin Carver Oct 3 '12 at 21:20
Very strange, that's definitely a bug. No idea why that's happening, sorry. – Tom Brossman Oct 3 '12 at 21:54
I recommend reporting this as a bug. (This question also has some good information about bug reporting.) This will probably be closed as off-topic, in accordance with the FAQ and this policy. – Eliah Kagan Oct 4 '12 at 0:56