Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I loaded up the live system. It loaded up fine but when I clicked on the Ubuntu logo purple and pink lines appeared on screen and they didn't go away so I thought that if I installed the OS it would be fine so I installed the OS, logged in and lo and behold the purple and pink lines where back.

My video card is nVidia N force (I think) Anyone having the same problem???

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

Graphics driver issues can cause the artifacts you describe. If this is a fresh install, I'd recommend running

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

(to update the OS, including it's drivers)

and then going to "Additional drivers", at the start, and see what Ubuntu offers.

Now, to be completely honest, at my office we have 4 GeForce6100 cards (nForce chipset) and NONE of them work properly, with any driver, in Ubuntu 12.04. Using 3D mode causes random crashes that requiere logout/reboot, while 2D mode works OK.

We chose to stick to 2D using the current nvidia drivers (via sudo apt-get install nvidia-current and then sudo add-apt-repository ppa:x-swat && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade).

Good luck!

share|improve this answer
add comment

update your Nvidia driver. To do so, open a command terminal window, and type: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current press enter then type sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates press enter then, reboot

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.