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I installed it and press F4 and nothing happens. Can anyone help me?


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This will definitely help. Worked for me.

How to fix the blank screen on clutterview problem on ubuntu 10.10 maverick meerkat

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Couple of days ago I installed “Nautilus Elementary” on my Ubuntu maverick meerkat. Strangely I was not able to enable clutterview. When I pressed F4 it just showed a black blank screen and that was real annoying. A few considerable search on google showed me the way to fix this, a comment on

The Fix:

The problem is linked to a vblank issue which occurres in combination with Intel GFX cards and clutter services. To fix this edit /etc/environment by issuing the command:

sudo gedit /etc/environment

and add the line

export CLUTTER_VBLANK=none

Save it and reboot your system. Clutterview should work like a charm now.

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You're my hero. – ThePhysician Oct 23 '10 at 8:02

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