12.10 (3.5.0-18) display manager seems not to work; screens after login are messed up.

Asked by hsgaskill@gmail.com on 2012-11-13

I just did a system update to 12.10(3.5.0-18). When I booted the loin screen was OK. When I
did a login, the first screen was graphically garbled, but Firefox and terminal screens were OK.
A restart produced a messed up login screen; another restart and not even Dell screen showed up.
A further shutoff and reboot got a good sartup and I'm back on 12.10(3.2.0-32) in which the
graphics appear to work well. My system is a Dell desktop with Intel chips.

Can this be fixed?
herb gaskill

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; sudo dmidecode -t 1; lsb_release -a; uname -a


herbert@tarski:~$ sudo lshw -C display; sudo dmidecode -t 1; lsb_release
-a; uname -a
[sudo] password for herbert:
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G86 [GeForce 8300 GS]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:de000000-deffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff
memory:dc000000-ddffffff ioport:dc80(size=128) memory:dfe00000-dfe1ffff
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.3 present.

Handle 0x0100, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
    Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    Product Name: Dell DXP061
    Version: Not Specified
    Serial Number: CV0QXD1
    UUID: 44454C4C-5600-1030-8051-C3C04F584431
    Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    SKU Number: Not Specified
    Family: Not Specified

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux tarski 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:32:50 UTC 2012
i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #214117 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the output of:
> sudo lshw -C display; sudo dmidecode -t 1; lsb_release -a; uname -a
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Uninstall the Nvidia driver then reboot to the newer kernel, then reinstall it

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