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Hello ! Im trying to figure out what went wrong while i installed xubuntu on my older laptop ! I have tried now for a few hours but it seems ...
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    screen problem after installing Xubuntu !


    Hello !

    Im trying to figure out what went wrong while i installed xubuntu on my older laptop ! I have tried now for a few hours but it seems i cant solve it !

    So I need some help ! I dont get it why the display splits up to three different desktops.

    Kind regards. I will try to upload an photo.

    This is Xubuntu 12.4

    "the screen has a bizzare split. The left 1/3rd is fine but the middle 1/3rd is the same as the right 1/3rd. Leaving me no view of the center of the screen. I tried adjusting the screen resolution but I only had two options and no luck. Any help would be great."
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Press Alt+Ctrl+F3. Check if display splits there too.
    Log in there and execute this
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    Post output here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    Press Alt+Ctrl+F3. Check if display splits there too.
    Log in there and execute this
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    Post output here.
    ctrl + alt + F3 starts terminal
    and after i entered 'lspci | grep -i vga'

    Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-37-generic i686)
    *D* Documentation: htps://help.ubuntu.com

    0 pa0 packages can be updated.
    0 up0 updates are security updates.

    The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

    Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. to the extent permitted by...(cant see the rest)


    -I really appreciate the help ! Very kind of you !

    Kind regards !
    Last edited by pyssling; 08-15-2013 at 09:13 AM.

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    I dont know what to do next !

    No one never had this problem before ?? It must be something with the hardware ?

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    The command to run should give you information about your video card. Example output on my machine below:

    lspci | grep -i vga
    00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
    There is no reason you should get the output you posted from that command. Copy/Paste it from the post above. Either you ran the command incorrectly or you've got bigger problems than our video.

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