Can't See Text

Devin Garman devin.garman at
Sat Dec 27 03:52:24 UTC 2008

I have been having some problems lately and I was wandering if anyone can
point me in the direction of a solution.  Please keep in mind that I am a
Linux novice.

Right now I am running Fedora 10 on a Dell Latitude C640 laptop.  My laptop
battery has gone bad and can no longer hold a charge, and I haven't gotten
my replacement yet.  I can only run my laptop when it is plugged in.  If the
power cord gets unplugged, my laptop shuts off instantly.  This has now
happened to me on two occasions, causing my laptop to be improperly shut

Each time this has happened, I restart my computer to find that all the text
on my computer has either disappeared or turned to gibberish, including that
on the start up screen, all the menus, in my web browser, and every where
else as far as I can tell.  The only way I have been able to fix this
problem thus far is by completely reloading my computer with a fresh install
of fedora 10.  I was wandering if anyone knows a  better solution.

Devin J. Garman

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