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Old 08-30-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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I get psychedelic colors while using MandrivaLE2005


I've been having this problem happen ever so often when I'm in KDE and I'm surfing the net. Things start changing colors to the point where things go blank and if I highlight them text appears where buttons would be. Usually I can right click on the desktop and get to configure Desktop and change the screen size click ok and reject the new settings and everything will go back to normal. I have an Albatron PC6600/128 the GPU is a 6600, hardrake sees it as a Geforce NX 6600. What can I do to stop the psychedelic colors?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Does you monitor work normally under windows?

Does it do that same thing under GNOME? (it shouldn't)
 
Old 08-31-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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I do not experience the same thing under windows, and yes I do have the same thing happend in GNOME, and BlackBox. I haven't quiet figured out what sets it off, but it definitely happens multiple times in the day. Sometimes I can't fix it during a session and I have to resort to log off. Is it something with the preloaded drivers and my video card just isn't supported as well or something?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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It might be the support in linux... Have you tried googling around and see what it brings up?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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I've tried looking around and have only found threads of people thinking of buying a similar card, someone having trouble in Fedora with another card, and some french sites I can't read.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 06:09 PM   #6
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babelfish.altavista.com for the french sites

post them here, for the fun of it, some people are multilingual in this forum.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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My linux friend has a similar problem. He needs to bend the monitor cable in order to have proper colors.

Besides that, I still have no idea what could cause this problem.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 02:00 AM   #8
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I looked at those french sites and it didn't have anything to do really with my problem. It's not a hardware issue because when I'm in windows I never have the problem, it's only when I'm in linux, and it's solvable with multiple changes of resolution. It gets annoying though when things start changing colors and I have to keep changing the resolution to fix the problem.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 03:11 PM   #9
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Maybe it's a driver problem.

You are getting closer though.
 
  


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