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Old 08-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Fedora upgrade (to FC11) ruined video display


Hello!

I've recently upgraded my Fedora 9 box to Fedora 11.
All went well (I think), but the upgrade created a display problem on my machine.

Most of the screen looks fine, but sometimes I get random lines on the screen (usually horizontal, short and fragmented).
The main problem happens when I try to watch video, or even flash adds on the web, and when I try to open pictures with some programs - the picture gets cut up, scrambled and spread over the screen, even outside the borders of the program that is supposed to show it.
Unlike what is shown in Screenshot.png, I don't get to see what the original picture/video look like.
Interestingly, pictures on Firefox look fine.

I tried to upload a few examples to show what I speak of, I hope they would help.
Apart from that, I would gladly provide any other technical information that would help, I just don't know which would...

Thank you for your help,
O.R.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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What graphics card?
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device.
(says /sbin/lspci)
 
Old 08-06-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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off hand i would say that some fedora 9 "config" files are still on that "upgraded "computer .This is one of the reasons that a CLEAN install is the recommend way
for example fedora 9 used ( and NEEDED) a /etc/x11/xorg.conf
fedora 11 DOSE NOT need that file

fedora 9 used the ext3 disk format
fedora 11 uses the NEW ext4 format, that would not have been created by using "preupgrade" and upgrade .
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:00 AM   #5
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Mt Video is doing the same thing.....I think.

Ok first off I'm new to Linux. I actually saw it for the first time less then 3 months ago. I was running fedora 8. I just went from fedora 8 to 11. The Video scrambles.. It's like the video is cut up and spread out over the screen... weird. I have NO idea how to fix it. Please Help.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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My system did that too. I'm on Fedora Core 10 (clean installed about a year ago) with a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850; after about a year of dealing w/o advanced video support, I used a guide over at Fedora Forum to install fglrx. Then a few days ago, I installed some updates, and shut down. When I booted back up yesterday, all was fine with the boot process, and then I got to the log on screen, where I was presented with a beautiful array of... messed up swirly lines.... not quite the fedora I know and love... anyway, I'd like to fix this, and don't know how. Thank you in advance; all help is appreciated
 
Old 08-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #7
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same

I've the same integrated video card and the same problem...
have you find a solution ?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 04:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
off hand i would say that some fedora 9 "config" files are still on that "upgraded "computer .This is one of the reasons that a CLEAN install is the recommend way
for example fedora 9 used ( and NEEDED) a /etc/x11/xorg.conf
fedora 11 DOSE NOT need that file

fedora 9 used the ext3 disk format
fedora 11 uses the NEW ext4 format, that would not have been created by using "preupgrade" and upgrade .
Just for reference I did a clean install and I still have this problem. Its something wrong with the driver, not the installation. The problem shows up whenever I try to render xterm, rxvt, or any flash videos, but other video output seems fine.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:33 PM   #9
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soltanis , jay_alpes , and TommyP

some system specs WOULD help
like is the chip set from ATI if so then there is no fedora 11 driver for it
see the guides and how to section of the Fedora forum
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=12

for ATI " Howto for fglrx (Ati driver) and Compiz-fusion "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503
nvidia " F11, F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
intel " HowTo: Installing Fedora 10 on machine with old Intel video chipset "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=207320
 
Old 09-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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Smile Solution!

Hello friends!

I always say it to myself (and others), but somehow I never do it when most important - always search the help/tutorial before posting a bug.

Turns out the Common F11 bugs page (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs) contains this error, and a solution:

Add this line to the "Device" section of xorg.conf:
Quote:
Option "Tiling" "False"
And it works!!!
BTW, John VV, Fedora 11 still uses xorg.conf...

Thanks to all of you,
and I hope this post will help others...
O.R.
 
  


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