Application Screens Not Displayed

Asked by Dan Treacy on 2010-07-29

Just installed Notebook edition 10.04 on a Old Toshiba Tecra 8100 (512 MB RAM). Problem is :
When I select an item e.g. Firefox from the Favourites, the Firefox screen displays momentarily and then disappears. I see the application icon on the top left of the screen and clicking this causes it to display again momentarily.

The problem applies to all applications. I cannot acess anything beyond the main menu screen.

Tried to configure Networking from the icon on the top panel with the same result.

Any help appreciated. I am new to Linux.

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2010-08-01
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2010-08-01
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2010-07-29

Are you fully updated? You can login then press CTRL+ALT+F1 and run:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

then press CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back to the desktop and reboot. May help

Dan Treacy (treacy-dan) said : #2

Thank you for response. Unfortunately I cannot access internet sites as due to this problem I cannot configure
network. I am using dual boot with XP and have access through the latter.

Try a wired connection. I'm guessing you are having issues with wifi. You could also download the daily Lucid ISO and use it to upgrade your system with.

Dan Treacy (treacy-dan) said : #4

Thanks actionparsinp. Wired is not an option here. I will look at downloading the LUCID ISO. I assume I can upgrade from another partition i.e. the NTFS.

Sure, an ISO is an ISO

Dan Treacy (treacy-dan) said : #6

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.