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    Help with Lion upgrade, abstracted desktop

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    Help with Lion upgrade, abstracted desktop
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tamichele View Post
    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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    Help with Lion upgrade, abstracted desktop

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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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    Help with Lion upgrade, abstracted desktop

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    That did not seem to help. Do you happen to have other suggestions?

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    Help with Lion upgrade, abstracted desktop
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamichele View Post
    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 thatů 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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