blank menus in applications

Asked by gerald1 on 2008-12-09

pop-up desciptions (when I mouse-over an icon) and dropdown menus are blank in QCad and OO. However, when I move the pointer rapidly back and forth across where the writing should be it is flickering on and off

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Fabián Rodríguez
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Before to go in the deep...

Please be sure your system is fully updated/upgraded with no pending packages or errors:

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Hope this helps

Best Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #2

marcobra, will you stop advising issuing such commands that may introduce other problems ? Specially without any explanation as to what they do!

@gerald1: you may have better luck asking the respective authors or community for those applications. My first instinct would be to try them with desktop effects off.

Fabian please tell me a valid reason. (you mean is too difficult to write or copy and paste 10 rows in the terminal)

Tell me why i can't suggest, in this case, to the user to check the Ubuntu status before to go in something more complex... ?

Then why you don't give a valid different answer for the original question to the user here...?

Thank you

gerald1 (stm-metroweb) said : #4

Thanks Fabián Rodríguez, that solved my question.