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Old 02-12-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
Jamie-W
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Question Graphics Display Issues


Hello all,

I am having a few issues with Opensuse 11.1.

The login screen when it loads up and after I login the graphics goes weird with white lines on black screen and then it logs in to the desktop.

I have also had the mouse cursor disapear after the screensaver has come on and then I've gone back to it.

Also zooming in on an image caused the system to freeze.

A friend of mine who is an experienced Linux user says it sounds like I don't have the latest video drivers installed. This is strange as we have the same laptops and he hasn't had these problems.

Any Advice?

Thanks,

Jamie.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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Even though you have the same models, manufacturers can and do change some of the internal components.

Could you issue the lspci command and post the results?

Cheers
 
Old 02-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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lspci

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Even though you have the same models, manufacturers can and do change some of the internal components.

Could you issue the lspci command and post the results?

Cheers
Hi, I'm New to Linux and am not sure what the lspci command is, this is what I found not sure if it's correct or not.


jamie@linux-halr:~> lspci

Program 'lspci' is present in package 'pciutils', which is installed on your system.

Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so it might be intended to be run only by user with superuser privileges (eg. root).

bash: lspci: command not found
jamie@linux-halr:~> '/sbin/lspci'
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0a:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
jamie@linux-halr:~>


Thanks,

Jamie
 
Old 02-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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If you want to check that you are your friend are definitely running the same graphics card, check the output on both laptops is the same for this command:
lspci -vvv -s 00:02.0

As for the problem itself, I see that there was a bug with this video card and OpenSuse 11.1
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432980

Says it's fixed now so it's probably worth checking if you're running the very latest release and applying any patches out there
 
Old 02-13-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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If you want to check that you are your friend are definitely running the same graphics card, check the output on both laptops is the same for this command:
lspci -vvv -s 00:02.0

As for the problem itself, I see that there was a bug with this video card and OpenSuse 11.1
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432980

Says it's fixed now so it's probably worth checking if you're running the very latest release and applying any patches out there
Cheers, I have upadted with the latest general upadte patches, but nothing has changed.

And I am having trouble finding a graphics patch :S.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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Hi

If you read towards the end of the bug, there's an entry about makign a change to a file called /etc/drirc. If you've got that file, I'd suggest you give it a go - if not, then create it and see what happens

Cheers
 
Old 02-13-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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Hi

If you read towards the end of the bug, there's an entry about makign a change to a file called /etc/drirc. If you've got that file, I'd suggest you give it a go - if not, then create it and see what happens

Cheers

Hi,

Yes I've found it now, I just don't know how to edit it or where I need to edit it. I haven't been using this OS long.

Cheers
 
Old 02-16-2009, 09:00 AM   #8
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Do you see any differences between the one on the website and yours?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 03:02 PM   #9
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Do you see any differences between the one on the website and yours?
No I don't see any differences.

Cheers.
 
  


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