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Running the installer messed up several things on my netbook

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May 13, 2013 - 09:44pm

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    I installed the graphics installer for my system. First time I ran the program it updated the cache but then timed out when it was about to download the packages. I reran the program and installed everything apparently fine. Once I restarted I now see problems. Here is what my screen looks like.

    What you can't see is a white line between the task bar and tabs, it didn't show up on the screen shot. It comes and goes every few seconds, both seem to be stimulated by movement like scrolling. But you can see that the steam logo no longer has a black box around it, which it did before the install (but more likely than not it was supposed to do that, as looking at the Software Centers history tab steam updated along with everything else that was installed). But my biggest problem is that I cannot click the close, minimize, or resize buttons. Hovering over them doesn't even highlight them. The file, edit, etc buttons all work fine though.

    Is there anyway to fix this quickly? If not can I revert to what I had? Finals are coming up and I just want everything fixed, I don't want to deal with Ubuntus fragilness right now :/

     

    Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit

    Kernel Linux 3.2.0-41-generic

    GNOME 3.4.2

    Mobile Intel 945GSE express chipset, GMA 950

    May 13, 2013 - 09:44pm
  • Hi. It's strange that you're experiencing mouse problems because as far as I know we don't touch
    anything that should cause that. There do seem to be some issues [unrelated to the intel drivers]
    in 12.04/precise: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/196244 - It migt just be
    a case of unfortunate timing.

    However, since you need your laptop back sooner rather than later, you can get back to the vanilla
    state of your laptop as follows:

    • Remove /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get remove libdrm-nouveau2
    • sudo apt-get install libcairo2/precise libcairo-gobject2/precise libcairo-script-interpreter2/precise libdrm2/precise libdrm-intel1/precise libkms1/precise libva1/precise libva-x11-1/precise libva-glx1/precise libva-tpi1/precise libva-egl1/precise vainfo/precise libxatracker1/precise libgbm1/precise libegl1-mesa/precise libegl1-mesa-drivers/precise libopenvg1-mesa/precise libgles1-mesa/precise libgles2-mesa/precise libglapi-mesa/precise libgl1-mesa-glx/precise libgl1-mesa-dri/precise libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental/precise libosmesa6/precise libglu1-mesa/precise i965-va-driver/precise libva-intel-driver/precise xserver-xorg-video-intel/precise libwayland0/precise

    This should scrub the intel repo from your sources and reinstall the vanilla packages from the ubuntu
    repo.

    If you are running the original 12.04 (and not the update) you may also have an i915 dkms package:

    • dpkg -l i915-3.4-3.2-dkms

    If it comes up as installed, remove that too (it should only be there on the original 12.04, it
    doesn't get installed on the updated 12.04).

    If you do have time, we'd be interested in the contents of the dmesg output when the problem is happening,
    and also your Xorg log file (from /var/log) - we've had a few stray reports of mouse problems - we're pretty
    sure it's nothing the installer does, but it would be nice to be sure.

    May 14, 2013 - 08:36am
  • There was also this, which may be relevant:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/74964/touchpad-stopped-working-on-an-acer-aspireone-d255e

    May 14, 2013 - 08:46am
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    Thanks for the reply, and I admit I had a mini freakout because I wasnt sure what else was broken, but everything else seems to be fine, and though I would rather use ubuntu for my project I found out I can use another OS.

    The mouse is working fine, what isn't are those 3 buttons only.

    May 14, 2013 - 07:40pm