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    Default Strange windows

    Okay so I just got my new Sony Vaio today and installed openSUSE strait away. It works great except for one snag. When ever I right click on anything, the window that shows up is.. broken. Like part of the background is transparent with vertical lines of what the background is supposed to look like. It also happens to the maximize, minimize, exit buttons when I hover over them.

    The right click thing doesn't happen in my browser but the max, min, x buttons still do it.

    (I can post a pic if I could figure out a) how to take a screenshot of desktop and b) how to post a pic not from the Internet.)
    (I know the doom is coming: non tech savy people are starting to use Linux. But it's your fault for making it so user friendly)

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    Default Re: Strange windows

    probably a graphics driver update will fix you up...do some reading
    (before you start twisting the knobs), one or both of these are likely
    to help:
    http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_graphics_cards

    if not, don't google and expect everything you find about Linux to apply
    to your openSUSE, because in fact everything you read about openSUSE
    11.0 and graphics problems is *wrong* for your (i guess, since you
    didn't say) 11.4

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    Default Re: Strange windows

    Thanks! It was the graphics driver. It works on nomodeset boot. I'm going to try and fix the problem permanently later today

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    Default Re: Strange windows

    On 04/19/2011 04:36 PM, WhatsWithGravity wrote:
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    > Thanks!


    welcome...come back whenever needed..

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