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Old 05-28-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
kingtermite
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Exclamation Fedora LiveCD: Video artifacts??


I'm a brand new Linux guy. I just installed Ubuntu about 3 weeks ago. It's not bad, but I'm trying other flavors to see how I like them. I have a few friends that swear by Fedora, so I downloaded the LiveCd over the weekend and booted it up to try.

Immediate look and feel was fine. It was almost identical to Ubuntu. I liked it. I didn't play too awful much, but I did notice one thing while I was booted up in the LiveCD. The screen had video artifacts. Typically, I'd see lines running through windows/icons on the screen.

I might be willing to try Fedora installed, but I'd like to see this problem taken care of first to show it would be ok.

Any suggestions on things I can try to fix the display?

Computer is a laptop (Dell Inspiron 1720).

Thanks.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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if everything else worked to your satisfaction...it would be worthwhile to fix this.

can you look at your specs and report what the onboard video chipset is based on pls. I could not find a match in HCL so pls post the output of

Code:
su
lspci
but a 1500 series suggests it maybe a ati Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP but that is not going to be good enough to build a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and I use nvidia card so am not a fan of ati...but will try to help where possible....others can jump in anytime
 
  


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