Ubuntu – Bizarre GUI repeat behavior

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So, when I restarted my 14.04 VMWare Workstation 9 image the other day, I am confronted with repeating narrow bands with the launcher showing multiple times. It's not a display resolution issue. Everything I do on the left is mirrored on the right.

VMware screenshot: respeated screen

Any ideas of what could cause this and how to rectify? I don't reboot often, so I have absolutely no idea what update could have caused this.

Best Answer

Definitely a kernel-related issue. I managed to fixed with:

sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot

This reverted me back to 3.13.0-24-generic, which doesn't present the problem.

EDIT: Upgrading the VM fixed it for me, permanently. Currently running 3.13.0-39-generic with no more problems.

For more info, see this thread: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/481038?start=15&tstart=0

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