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i am using a emachine w2925 desktop and i installed the newest ubuntu. and it randomally goes to a black screen with white bars vertically half way down the screen ...
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    [SOLVED] black and white bars.


    i am using a emachine w2925 desktop and i installed the newest ubuntu. and it randomally goes to a black screen with white bars vertically half way down the screen that flash between bars and a black screen every few seconds

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Graphics Card do you have?
    Execute this in Terminal :
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    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)

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    Press Alt+F2 and type this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    * Its Capital X in X11.
    Above command will open xorg.conf file in Gedit with root privileges. If there are any contents in files, delete those.
    Poste following contents in file, save it and reboot machine.
    Code:
    Section "Device"
           Identifier "Configured Video Device"
           Driver    "vesa"  
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
             VertRefresh 50 - 160
     EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" 
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
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    i havent tried what you said yet but, I will post a picture of my issue incase anybody else had the problem
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    just ran the code and it seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the help!

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    Glad to help you !
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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