Display went haywire [closed]

asked 2014-08-24 17:05:01 +0200

updated 2016-03-02 22:25:41 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

So, I was working in my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I had Mozilla, LeafPad and Libre Office CALC was open. I did a alt-tab to get back to CALC and click on an empty cell. Then it became this. It happened multiple times. The CALC spreadsheet had only small amount of data.

Any idea?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-03-02 22:25:54.772179


Was Calc the only affected ?

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-08-24 21:27:41 +0200 )edit

Looksto me like a problem with your video card.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2014-08-25 04:21:23 +0200 )edit

@rautamiekka - I did not try in Write or presentation.

@horst - I have nVidia card and driver is installed properly. I will check if I can get something from log.

arindam gravatar imagearindam ( 2014-08-25 06:39:13 +0200 )edit

I mean whether the other programs were affected too. Since the screenshot shows the entire desktop affected, it has nothing to do with Calc.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2014-08-25 13:43:42 +0200 )edit

Here's what I did: I figured that Unity is too heavy for my desktop configuration. Thus I installed Gnome Metacity, then it never happened again,

arindam gravatar imagearindam ( 2014-09-16 19:17:18 +0200 )edit