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Old 11-19-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
rbower
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blurry video


I just installed suse Linux 9 professional on a Dell Pent III. During the install the video looked fine then after it booted up it looked very blurry. In fact I couldn't navigate the GUI because I couldn't tell what I was clicking on. I tried reinstalling the packing and thought that I could go in during the install to make configuration changes to the monitor. That didn't work because when SAX2 was brought up I couldn't see anything clear enough to make changes so I had to proceed with rest of the installation. Not sure what to do now....I'm stuck.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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What graphics card + monitor are you using?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Its a E771P Dell monitor. Actually I just bought this used system the other day without an operating system and wanted to play around with Linux. First time user. Not sure of the video card....I think just a older generic card nothing fancy. Of course now that everything is pretty blurry I can't get look at any system settings. Now when linux is loading and you see all of the white text on black screen that is somewhat distorted but readable. Sorry I can't be of more help.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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blurry video

Actually this sort of corrected itself accidentally. On Sunday moring I was booting it up and I heard a loud pop from the CPU case. All of a sudden everything was clear and readable. It could have been that the video card was not seated very well. I'll have to open it up and take a look. Anyway this seems ok now.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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hmm, i'm happy for you that the problem corrected itself, but (there is always a but): A loud popping sound from your case isnt very reassuring, I would check it out and see if everything is still in order, if so....well lucky you =)
 
  


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