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Questions tagged [screen-corruption]

Screen-corruption is the phenomenon in which the screen output is garbled, randomized, unreadable, or otherwise corrupted.

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Ubuntu 18.04 viber.deb not working.[2018] [one or more issues caused the setup to fail(playonlinux)]

When I installed ubuntu 18.04 at first I was able to install Viber.deb file but after few re-boot, Viber stops working. I tried to search Viber in the installed list but I could not find. I tried ...
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Display corruption I can't solve

I have this laptop with a Pentium M+GeForce FX Go 5200M, and I'm trying to get basic functionality out of it on KUbuntu 18.04. When I boot the LiveUSB I'm using, the selection screen for "Try or ...
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Netbeans 8.1 uninstall.sh corrupted on Ubuntu 16.04

Before this happened... I located uninstall.sh file and when I opened it.. it said some characters are undefined something of that sort and asked 'do you want to save it anyway' and I accidentally ...
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Problems with display

I've been a Linux user for many years, but I've never taken a close look into the display/windowing system, with which I seem to have an issue at the moment. Let me describe the various issues that I ...
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vga error after automatic update in 16.04

16.04 LTS: after an automatic update, the images in the screen get distorced in web browsers: Problem remains unfixed still today!
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Garbled text on startup (Server 16.04)

I'm having an issue with my Ubuntu Server 16.04 installation. I have it running on a Zotac Z-Box CI23 Nano. It installed fine, but on its first boot all I had was a blank screen. I edited /etc/default/...
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How to fix Intermittent Corrupted Display of Text in Console and Elsewhere

For unknown reasons, a little while ago my computer began to display slightly corrupted text in the console. The font is just barely able to read, like random bits of the characters got switched ...
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Why does some text not render correctly?

I've had this occur in multiple applications. Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) Kernel 3.19.0-47-generic Xorg version 1.16.0 Video Card Radeon R9 270 AMD FX-8370 - 4300 MHz
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Random striped lines on my screen (Intel 82Q35 GPU)

I have white or black horizontal striped lines on my windows. lspci : root@ubuntu15:~# lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated ...
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Weird graphical glitch Xubuntu 14.04

My friend's machine goes on the fritz occasionally. I was able to capture it over remote desktop viewing. Here's an imgur album. He is runnign Xubuntu 14.04, and using two screens of identical make ...
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Why does my Unity screen get corrupted

I recently installed 14.04 and noticed that after some use, the text and/or icons get corrupted. I updated to 15.04 but the problem persists. If I restart unity the problem goes away, but so do all ...
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Intel graphics causes “speckles” on screen [closed]

Have just freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04, the screen is corrupted with 'speckles'. Screenshot below, Full resolution here. Graphics chipset is Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 7 installation on same ...
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Installing Ubuntu with EVGA Nvidia 660 results in corrupted video output

Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual boot PC along side Windows 8.1 Pro x64. When I get to the install screen the Ubuntu logo and the 4 Dots show up fine but when the desktop try's to load it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen corruption on live desktop (AMD 7970)

Ubuntu boots to desktop from the USB stick. There is no wallpaper, just black. The bar at the top of the screen is there and the launcher on the left. I can search in the dash, things look OK. Any ...
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Trying desperately to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04

My son has a laptop that I installed Ubuntu on as dual boot. The other OS is Windows XP, that runs perfectly and has for some time now. I had a hard drive, installed it, installed Windows XP (SP2) on ...
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Unable to get any version of Ubuntu to run, except 12.10

I have wiped the terabyte hard drive of my desktop to perform a clean dual boot install of Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu. I have dual booted this machine in the past without issue. Unfortunately, the ...
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Why bash history is corrupted and how to recover it?

Today after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (from 13.10), I pressed the key on my laptop (DELL Inspiron N4010) keyboard which is designed to decrease LCD backlight intensity. This key and its opposite (...
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Is there a way to restore everything I had before I corrupt the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?

When I was upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I mistakenly terminated the installation window and lost everything and I corrupted the system. So, is there a way to restored the Programs (including the ...
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How do I fix this Unity rendering issue (VMware guest)?

I have just download the Ubuntu desktop and show me this: I use the Windows 7.
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Display corruption with fglrx drivers

I've been having some problems with the AMD 12.10 and 13.1 drivers. Basically there always appear to be flashing lines going across my screen. It happen all the time and every key input makes it ...
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screen/text corruption

Ubuntu always starts fine for me but after a while the text will start to corrupt to the point I cannot read it in the applications I am running and the purple background is pixelated into big squares....
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Strange behaviour when screencasting

Since an update I did yesterday I am not able to screencast any video using Kazam, Recordmydesktop or even ffmpeg/aviconv. After the upgrade to some libraries (A normal update that showed in Update ...
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Problem with graphics after suspend on GMA500

I have a problem with suspend on Ubuntu 12.04 running on my Dell Mini 1010 (with a GMA500 aka Poulsbo graphics card). After suspend (e.g. closing the lid), the graphics are corrupted as shown in this ...
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USB Boot graphics corrupted on Macbook. UEFI mode?

I'm trying to run 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 off my USB stick on my Macbook Pro. USB stick is fine AFAIK, but when it boots I get corrupt graphics after the boot menu, so can only see random blocks of colour....
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Login screen corruption [closed]

This is what I get in the login screen, it disappears only when I move the mouse and it only happens in the login screen. This is Ubuntu 12. 04 running over an Intel desktop board DG31PR and I'm ...
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Ubuntu does not work with Nvidia drivers, gives random squares after logging in

I tried installing both with Wubi and by booting from a USB drive. After I tried both it was the same. Ubuntu tried to login, but after a while, a weird pattern with squarely shapes appeared. At one ...
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Screen saver issue

When I leave my PC alone for while the screens turns black, which is fine. When I return and move my mouse it comes back on but my second screen stays black and my first screen has a blue overlay over ...
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Dark purple screen with graphic corruption at boot, using wubi

Decided to give Ubuntu a try using the stand alone wubi.exe. When I'm done installing, and rebooting for the first time, I only get a black screen with a blinking text input cursor, and my caps lock ...
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screen corruption on lenovo 4446 laptop

After my Lenovo laptop has been on for a while, I get screen corruption starting to appear. Sometimes I have to restart the X server before it goes away, sometimes it goes away by itself. The ...
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Fonts totally unreadable

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and my fonts are all just small rectangles with nothing in them. They are completely unreadable. EVEN THE FONTS IN THE TERMINAL. Thank god the fonts in my ...