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Old 10-31-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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Display problem with X.org 6.9 on Slack 11.0


Hi,
I have troubles with kde display. It is trembling whenever I move the mouse and especially when resizing windows. Even when I write it moves. It is quite annoying and painful for my eyes. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
The video controller is recognizes properly in xorg.conf - the model, chipset everything seems ok. I have Ati card and used to download drivers from their site. But now I upgrade to slack11 and it uses x.org 6.9 but drivers are made for 6.8 and so they are incompatible with the windowing system. So now I have to use the buildin driver for Ati cards and it is really driving me crazy.

Help please?
 
Old 10-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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You may want to downgrade to 6.8. From some of the forum posts I've read, Ati drivers, kernel or from Ati site, are not that good. I've even read posts from windows users that the windows drivers suck too. Or you could just get an Nvidia card. Btw, what kernel are you using?
 
Old 10-31-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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Hi,
downgrade - may be. I use 2.6.13.17 kernel.
By the way I have another Slack11 box with another Ati card and it runs fine -for now . But I can't get a new card.
And you say this is a driver problem? not x.org's? But There are other big distributions that use x.org 6.9 from some time now. May be there soon will be a better driver. Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 12:42 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure its a driver thing. I have 6.9 and kde and it works fine. And yes I use the Nvidia binary blob driver, but I haven't had any problems with kde. By the way have you tried another desktop like xfce or anything? You may want to try a newer kernel too, just to see if the drivers have improved. Hope I've helped.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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I fixed it.

In Slackware11.0 install disks there is /extra and x11-radeon-patched-6.9.0-i486-1 package. It works for me. Anybody who has problems with Ati RADEON cards can try to solve them with that patched DVI. After reading the README file of course.
Thanks for your help and for your time.
 
  


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