LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
naysayer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Screen Corruptions, agggh!


hi all.

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.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...rruption-1.jpg

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.

xinerama.

latest stable xorg

Gentoo

uname -a
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,

Xorg file
http://pastebin.com/m74655f50

kernel .config
http://pastebin.com/m6e0c4c43


Thanks crew.

t
 
Old 04-29-2008, 01:21 AM   #2
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,362

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Best bet is that it is a hardware issue. I have seen bad VGA cables do similar things (especially long ones). You might also try reseating your video card. Heat issues can also do this, check video card for ack/dust.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
naysayer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
my Asus v6800v is a laptop so it is not real easy to alter the gfx-card...or is it??! what can you suggest for a laptop.

the laptop does have a pretty annoying heat issue but there is not much i can do about that. its just a design fault.

thanks.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 02:11 AM   #4
brianmcgee
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: Munich, Germany
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES (...)
Posts: 399

Rep: Reputation: 38
I had similar issues with an Acer Extensa 4200. Also heat problems by design, I guess. However there was a command to put the grafics card in energy saving mode (command was included in the proprietary ati drivers). With energy preserving, the laptop was much cooler and the annoying grafic distorsions were gone.

Also this issue seems to be gone with the open source drivers as they did not use the 3D portion of the GPU at that time.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 02:25 AM   #5
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,362

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
There is usually a flat cable that runs between the top and bottom of the case. Opening and closing the case MAY have caused separation of this cable.
 
  


Reply

Tags
asus, ati, gentoo, graphics


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to change boot screen,splash screen,login themes while custmzing ubuntu cd project_sap Linux - Newbie 1 04-07-2008 08:12 AM
SDL segmentation fault and image corruptions sparker Programming 3 04-01-2008 05:52 PM
GDM/KDM Login Screen too big for screen on ATI 3D Rage Pro daemon_14 Linux - Software 0 01-14-2006 02:34 PM
File corruptions using NFS mijohnst Linux - Networking 6 11-09-2005 11:34 AM
Anyone else facing file corruptions on network? (samba + win) J_Szucs Linux - Networking 1 02-28-2003 01:42 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration