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Old 03-23-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Crazy display issues Fedora v3


OK so this is going to be kinda hard to explain...

But after I log into Fedora's GUI, everything intiially looks alright, but when I open windows etc.. I get a weird ghosting, missing, background, overlapping, effect that makes reading or clicking on anything in the window possible.

I have tried to get at the Display tools and tweak the video card and monitor, it's tough but I can mange it after about 30 minutes of minimizing and maximizing the window to get it to paint correctly.

At one time I had everything appearing correctly, but then got wiley and tried to increase my resolution, and then it went back to this, which is the way it was right after first install.

Is there a default super safe setting for the xorg.conf file? I cant seem to find one anywhere. And if there is, how would I get at it to make the changes?

Thanks!

-A
 
Old 03-23-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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You didn't give too much detail but at Konsole
system-config-display
will alow you to set screen size and color depth ect.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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So i gave up trying to repair it and grabbed a spare video card and eplaced the OEM one.
After that I did a fresh reinstall of Fedora nd all is good.
Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #4
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If this should happen again I would strongly suggest using the command

system-config-display --reconfig

This will rescan all hardware and let you adjust the sugested default settings.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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I think the system was running that script, because sometimes i would select a video card driver that wasnt compatible and then dumped me into a video config prog that looked DOS based. it would set my card at Intel 816, but then after returing to Fedora desktop, i still got crazy behavior.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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The reconfig flag will basically dump you into a safe graphical setup.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:27 PM   #7
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right, exactly, it's that "safe setup" was what was still bad, which is what lead me to suspect my video card was bad. and sure enough it must have been cause i have been fine since replacing it.
thanks for the help.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:59 PM   #8
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same problem but in vaio laptop and Intel 815EM chipset....

i cannot change the video card so can u thing about a soloution?

thanx!
 
Old 03-29-2005, 07:40 AM   #9
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Option "noaccel"

hi i found the soloution for anyone who has the same prob.

as root you need to edit the file/etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the Section "Device" Add the line Option "noaccel" so that it looks like it does below, then reboot and it should be fine.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 810"
Option "noaccel"
EndSection
 
  


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