just wondering if anyone might know what this rubbish on my screen is.
i have been trying to tolerate it for a few month and now its taking its toll on me.
i'm not really sure what it is caused by but i can tell you that i have the following set up.
as you can see there are little red lines across the screen and when i move a window they seem to smudge distort all over the window they are a red on a white background and green on black. (OMG its annoying!)
i have tried so many things. i am relatively experienced with linux so typical things like recompiling the kernel and editing xorg-conf have been exhausted(of course any suggestions welcome).
i am yet to conclude whether this is a hardware issue or a software issue, i am getting corruptions at the boot up screen so i'm not entirely sure that it is isolated to the frame buffer driver(i have tried vesa, ati, uvesa). however, i do not seem to get this issue at the grub screen.
i am getting corruptions when using a live distro (puppy linux)and i have even taken out the HDD and it remains..
i have looked into flashing the bios but i have no idea how to do that on a Windoes-less system and i'm not even sure if it would help.
me and my set up.
latest stable xorg
Linux satre 2.6.23-rt1 #5 PREEMPT RT Tue Dec 11 14:13:00 EST 2007 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
(i have tried a number of different kenels with no luck.)
ATI x600, Asus v6800v, 1gig ram,