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My ubuntu 12.10 installation has a big display problem ("gnome no effects works", but no other desktop option), how can I copy the settings from a Ubuntu Live USB (that works flawlessly)?


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What hardware (video card)? – bodhi.zazen Feb 11 '13 at 17:44
my video card is: intel GMA 4500mhd lspci | grep VGA : 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) – louis Feb 12 '13 at 9:50
Somewhat similar problem -… – bodhi.zazen Feb 12 '13 at 23:15

Since Ubuntu Live USB works fine on your computer, probably something went wrong behind the scenes during installation.

If what you mean by "big display problem", "no other desktop option", etc. is that you cannot have a usable desktop session, I think formatting the partition you've installed Ubuntu, and trying to install it again might be a better option than trying to overcome this system (display?) configuration problem in some way.

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As we do not understand the problem, formatting the partition and doing a fresh install is probably not the best next step. – bodhi.zazen Feb 12 '13 at 23:16
@bodhi.zazen I agree, and amended my answer to help a user who might not be able to give more information to provide the perfect solution... So many questions seem unanswered because of such situations... – Sadi Feb 13 '13 at 10:52

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