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I have installed #lubuntu 12:10 onto an older Pentium 3 PC with 512mb RAM and 20gb HD. I cannot make out the desktop as it is not being displayed properly. The mouse leaves massive trails which obscure the background on top half of screen. The bottom half of screen is also obscured and the mouse will not go there. I can login to the shell with ctrl+alt+f1 and this displays ok.

Please can anyone help me resolve this? This is my first time using any Linux OS and I want to recycle this old PC so I don't have to chuck it.

Many thanks

Steve (lubuntu Newbie) :-)

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it may be that the graphic card is not fully supported, in which case the idea is to boot without the need of full support: look at this askubuntu.com/q/195041/47206, and also the related answer (askubuntu.com/a/189710/47206) also search for nomodeset issues on askubuntu –  cipricus Jan 3 '13 at 14:06
    
I don't have an answer for you. But thanks for reminding me what i needed to do to log into the shell :) –  marc-andre benoit Jun 17 '13 at 14:28

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