Trying to track down an odd video problem. I was running Ubuntu (Precise Penguin) before and running Lucid before that. In both cases the video was running fine (over the last two years).
However just less than two months ago I installed Linux Mint 13 and am returning to a mess of video gibberish on my computer about once every week or two. The last time it happened was this morning (Feb 18th). Since the VAR LOG MESSAGES log isn't enable in Mint by default, I don't have a lot of historical data to give. I just enabled it about a week and a half ago.
VAR LOG MESSAGES http://pastebin.com/yjgtjhn1
XORG.0 LOG http://pastebin.com/Jy1acYu4
For further clarification, the "gibberish" looks like what would happen if you had an incorrect video driver. However attempting go switch to another TTY using CTRL ALT F* does nothing. I've also tried to restart X with CTRL+ALT+Backspace and that does nothing either. Oddly I end up just hard resetting the computer to get things back.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem for me or give me further troubleshooting steps?