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I just upgraded to Lion and after the install my desktop was shown in blocks. If I open a window and move it there's a trail of blocks that follows. I did a reinstall but no luck. Has this happened to anyone else?
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I just upgraded to Lion and after the install my desktop was shown in blocks. If I open a window and move it there's a trail of blocks that follows. I did a reinstall but no luck. Has this happened to anyone else?
Sounds like an issue with your graphics driver. What are the specs of your Mac?
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These are my graphics/display specs.... any suggestions?


ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro:

Chipset Model: ATI,RadeonHD2600
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x9583
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-B2250F-219
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.219
Displays:
iMac:
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
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Hmmmm. Best thing to try is resetting the PRAM. That has cleared up odd issues for some people after installing Lion. There's probably a setting stored there that is corrupt or doesn't match to what Lion is expecting.
Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM
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That did not seem to help. Do you happen to have other suggestions?
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That did not seem to help. Do you happen to have other suggestions?
Try running the Apple Hardware Test to see if you have a problem with the GPU. Maybe it's faulty in a manner that wasn't evident until the upgrade to Lion.
Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test

Barring that… try creating a new user account, log out of your regular one, and log into the new one to see if the problems replicate there.
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