My interface is all wrong :(

So, basically, I've got this Hp thin client which used to run on windows embedded, but I wanted to repurpose it, so i installed Zorin Lite, but, when it booted up, the cursor was HUGE, and the icons from the apps menu where very small, and just seems like everything is the wrong shape and resolution, but i can't change anything, I tried changing the cursor size, and i couldn't because it was the smallest one available.

Also... One day, I booted the thin client up, just as I use to do, but to my astonishment, everything was ok, the cursor was the correct size, and everything running smoothly. I turned off the computer, and when I checked the next day, it was all wrong AGAIN!!

Intermittent problems are the worst to diagnose...
Can you please relay what Graphics card you are using or post the terminal output of LiStHardWare:

lshw

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This is what it says

indi-hp-t510-thin-client    
    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smp vsyscall32
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-memory
          description: System memory
          physical id: 0
          size: 1920MiB
     *-cpu
          product: VIA Eden X2 U4200 @ 1.0+ GHz
          vendor: CentaurHauls
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu@0
          size: 1GHz
          capacity: 1GHz
          width: 64 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon rep_good nopl cpuid pni monitor vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 popcnt rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 phe phe_en pmm pmm_en lahf_lm pti tpr_shadow vnmi vpid ida cpufreq
     *-pci:0
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 Host Bridge: Host Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 80
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-display UNCLAIMED
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: VX900 Graphics [Chrome9 HD]
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=64
             resources: memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:c0000-dffff
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: VX900 PCI Express Root Port 0
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:25
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: VX900 PCI Express Root Port 1
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 3.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:27
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: VX900 PCI Express Root Port 2
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 3.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:29 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fe000000-feafffff ioport:f8000000(size=50331648)
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: VX900 PCI Express Root Port 3
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 3.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.3
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:31 memory:feb00000-febfffff
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
                vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                logical name: enp5s0
                version: 01
                serial: c8:cb:b8:38:9b:4f
                capacity: 1Gbit/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=5.11.0-27-generic firmware=sb latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
                resources: irq:34 memory:febf0000-febfffff
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: VX900 Serial ATA Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide isa_compat_mode pci_native_mode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pata_via latency=32
             resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:fc00(size=16)
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 10
             bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64
             resources: irq:20 ioport:dc00(size=32)
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 10.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64
             resources: irq:22 ioport:d880(size=32)
        *-usb:2
             description: USB controller
             product: VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 10.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:10.2
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64
             resources: irq:21 ioport:d800(size=32)
        *-usb:3
             description: USB controller
             product: VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 10.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:10.3
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64
             resources: irq:23 ioport:d480(size=32)
        *-usb:4
             description: USB controller
             product: USB 2.0
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 10.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:10.4
             version: 90
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:23 memory:fbfefc00-fbfefcff
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: VX900 Bus Control and Power Management
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 11
             bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: VX855/VX875/VX900 PCI to PCI Bridge
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 13
             bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller
             vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
             physical id: 14
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
             version: 20
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:33 memory:fbfe8000-fbfebfff
     *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 Error Reporting
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 101
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 CPU Bus Controller
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 102
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 DRAM Bus Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 103
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 Power Management and Chip Testing Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 104
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 APIC and Central Traffic Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 105
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.5
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 Scratch Registers
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 106
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.6
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:7
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 North-South Module Interface Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 107
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.7
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:8
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX900 PCI Express Physical Layer Electrical Sub-block
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 108
          bus info: pci@0000:00:03.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:9
          description: Host bridge
          product: VX8xx South-North Module Interface Control
          vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
          physical id: 109
          bus info: pci@0000:00:11.7
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: latency=8
     *-pnp00:00
          product: PnP device PNP0c01
          physical id: 2
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:01
          product: PnP device PNP0b00
          physical id: 3
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=rtc_cmos
     *-pnp00:02
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 4
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:03
          product: PnP device PNP0501
          physical id: 5
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=serial
     *-pnp00:04
          product: PnP device PNP0401
          physical id: 6
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=parport_pc
     *-pnp00:05
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 7
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:06
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 8
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:07
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 9
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:08
          product: PnP device PNP0c01
          physical id: a
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system

Are you using a notebook or PC Tower?

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So, It's basically this: t510

And the specs HP t510 Flexible Thin Client Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support (just in case)

And this is what I'm talking about: Screenshot

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Youa re using VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 integrated card.
Can you see if installing the xorg -openchrome package helps?

sudo apt-get install -y xserver-xorg-video-openchrome

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https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=103635
It is a limitation of RAM.

It seems to have worked, OMG thank you SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! :heart_eyes:

:hearts: I've been trying to solve this issue for months!!! Thanks a lot!

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I don't believe this should be discounted... @Indi73, you may want to check your RAM, too and create a very swappy swap file if needed.

I undeleted that line.
"Thin Client" gave me a hint.
It is usually as powerful as the original RasPi (1GB RAM)

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Yes, the Driver may have helped - but the RAM may also rear its head, too, in future.
This is part of why it is good to have multiple minds working on issues on the board.

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