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I'll just be using Unity, but every time I try to shut down, open the shortcuts guide, or open the Dash, I'm getting glitches. Here are some screenshots:

http://postimg.org/image/equ6m7xzd/

http://postimg.org/image/nadkjz6bt/

The suspend and logout menus do the same thing as the shutdown one. Sometimes I can barely read them, depending on the wallpaper (it changes automatically.

The Dash does kind of the same thing, but much less noticeable.

It appears that the correct blurring and dimming/coloring only happens in that small square in the corner.

The glitches are pretty annoying. Please help!

I'm running on a DELL Inspiron 6000 with a Intel® 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 graphics card.

Thanks!

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Check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log for error or warning messages. –  grimpitch May 23 '13 at 1:10
    
By the way your wallpaper looks very cool –  Qasim May 23 '13 at 6:06
    
This sounds like a bug... Have you considered filing a bug report? –  UbuntuGNOME May 23 '13 at 19:38
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I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Laptop running 13.04 with the same graphics card, and I had the same problem. I have downloaded the graphics card driver form Intel, and installed it, and that took care of the problem.

Once you download the driver, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, navigate to the folder where the file was downloaded, probably the Downloads folder, and run the command(s) below:

sudo dpkg -i <package_name>
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