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I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I had to repair the video driver and Xorg installation. After a long struggle I get it working but several problems remain:

I am using LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop.

  1. After login, there is just a blank screen with the mouse pointer. I have to right click to bring up the context menu and then open terminal and issue "lxpanel &" to bring up the panel.

I tried re-installing lxde / openbox / lubuntu but the problem persists.

During the repair, I had to un-install xserver-xorg-video-intel because it seems to freeze. I am using the on-board integrated graphics card, which seems to be Intel's.

This is part of /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

Does it show which driver I'm using?

[ 75580.024] (II) Loader magic: 0x7fe9ac318b20
[ 75580.024] (II) Module ABI versions:
[ 75580.024]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[ 75580.024]    X.Org Video Driver: 12.2
[ 75580.024]    X.Org XInput driver : 16.0
[ 75580.024]    X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
[ 75580.025] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:0102:1849:0102 rev 9, Mem @ 0xf7800000/4194304, 0xe0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000f000/64
[ 75580.025] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[ 75580.025] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[ 75580.025] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[ 75580.025] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 75580.025]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[ 75580.026]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[ 75580.026]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[ 75580.026] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[ 75580.026] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 75580.026]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[ 75580.026]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[ 75580.026]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[ 75580.026] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[ 75580.026] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 75580.026]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[ 75580.026]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[ 75580.026] (==) AIGLX enabled
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension GLX
[ 75580.026] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[ 75580.026] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 75580.026]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.13.0
[ 75580.026]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[ 75580.026]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[ 75580.026] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[ 75580.027] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[ 75580.027] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[ 75580.027] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 75580.027]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[ 75580.027]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[ 75580.027] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[ 75580.027] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
  1. I tried to change background color. The usual settings window appears which allows me to choose the color, but then nothing is changed and background remains black.

  2. On the desktop background, when I right click, the openbox context menu appears, which seems different from what I used to get (but I don't know what it was).

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Both Lubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.10 have reached End Of Life. Recommend that you install the latest version, Lubuntu 14.04. –  Rex May 21 at 14:59
    
OK, upgraded to 14.04. –  Yan King Yin Jul 17 at 7:56
    
Great. Do you still have the problem? –  Rex Jul 17 at 19:35
    
Not anymore, but the upgrade process was very troublesome and I had to tweak the video driver or settings many times. I can't even recall what I did... but anyway, I have a tolerably working desktop environment now :) –  Yan King Yin Jul 18 at 1:27

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