I see the msg: "broken pipe" on start-up....

Asked by James A on 2014-08-13

I can get to the desktop and open browser windows, but they usually start to flash with blank screens, making use very difficult. The flashing stops when I click on the FF icon, which shows all screens open in thumbnail. Also, the flashing stops when I right click on an icon (left panel). I just upgraded to ver. 12.04 and I'm using FF ver. 31.0 (canonical 1.0) Flashing usually is cleared up temporarily with reboot.

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actionparsnip
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2014-08-26
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2014-08-26
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2014-08-14

If you log in to the Ubuntu 2D session is it ok? I assume you are using Unity shell.

Thanks

James A (resstrans) said : #2

        Sorry, I don't know about 2D or Unity shell. Can you explain? Thanks   On 2014-08-14, <email address hidden> wrote: Your question #253063 on gdm in Ubuntu changed:
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     actionparsnip requested more information:
     If you log in to the Ubuntu 2D session is it ok? I assume you are using
     Unity shell.

     Thanks

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Before you login, click the Ubuntu logo near your username and select the 2D session. Then log in.

James A (resstrans) said : #4

        Ok, did that and the problem clears up until after I put the laptop to sleep and reopen it. The flashing starts with only keystrokes, then begins again for no apparent reason, all browser windows flashing white screens. So, a restart with 2D appears to be temporary, only lasting as long as the session is in use.     On 2014-08-14, <email address hidden> wrote: Your question #253063 on gdm in Ubuntu changed:
     https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+question/253063

     Status: Open =&gt; Answered

     actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
     Before you login, click the Ubuntu logo near your username and select
     the 2D session. Then log in.

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James A (resstrans) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.