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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2013, 09:13:13 pm »
run:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2013, 09:17:55 pm »
ok,

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2013, 09:18:44 pm »
run:

sudo mv -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old

Be aware .. Linux commands ARE  case sensitive .. so that's a capital X in the 2 X11's

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2013, 09:24:14 pm »
no errors

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2013, 09:24:56 pm »
run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2013, 09:27:22 pm »
it didn't show any outputs here... I don't know if it's good...?

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2013, 09:28:20 pm »
That's fine .. run:

sudo shutdown -P now

When your system shuts down .. turn it back on.

Does it boot to the desktop ?
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2013, 09:32:28 pm »
YES!!! finally!! My computer works!!!

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2013, 09:35:17 pm »
We're not quite finished yet ;)

open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
jockey-gtk

When "Additional Drivers" opens .. highlight the:-

NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates ) (version 173-updates)

driver .. and click the "Enable" button.

Wait till it's finished installing .. then close additional drivers and reboot.
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2013, 09:46:34 pm »
Ok, I did that, but when I closed all the windows to restart, desktop freezed and the mouse is the only thing that is active. If I press alt+ctrl and F2 to go to the console and shut down and then boot is ok? Or after a install you have to restart only??

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2013, 09:48:16 pm »
yes .. shut down from the console if necessary .. then restart the PC
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2013, 09:53:13 pm »
ok, I don't know what to say!!! :D
The letters seem complete now!!! :)
Ho did you know that I had to install that driver??

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2013, 09:54:44 pm »
Those are the actual proprietary drivers from NVIDIA .. the original drivers you were using were the open source ones (nouveau), and they're not as good :)

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2013, 09:57:39 pm »
If I installed one else from those, it would be the same?

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2013, 09:58:37 pm »
Sorry, I don't understand the question ???

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