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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?

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Try the Xorg log instead. – schaiba Feb 18 '13 at 10:23
Added the Xorg.0 log and will look over it now. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've had blissfully no problems with Video Cards since I started using Linux nearly three years ago, so I didn't know how to troubleshoot this one yet; thanks. – Timothy G. Feb 18 '13 at 11:46

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