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Old 11-08-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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Sometime my screen goes black for a split second...


...and then turns normal.... This has happened to me only in Debian (Debian 3.0 r1 stable) boxes... Is it something i should worry abt?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:58 PM   #2
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i have the same "problem." what kind of video card are you using?

mine is a nVidia TNT2.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:03 AM   #3
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mine has a SiS chipset... I'm using the Vesa driver though - as I always do with other Linux distros which never gave me this effect...
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:52 AM   #4
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I think this is a XFree86 issue - I have that problem, too on a debian woody machine.

I have a GeForce4 MX/440 and I have posted on another thread about this...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=111976

I had debian testing at some time in the past, but I never had this problem on sarge. I remember having it back in april (again on woody) when I had a GeForce2 mx/400, so I guess is a X bug.

Maybe an update from debian (or debian security) might solve the problem.
I think this is the case, as I haven't made any updates on my present woody (installed fully from CD).

Are your woody's updated?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #5
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yep i update my woody as if it were my child giving him the latest protection against flue/viruses
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:03 AM   #6
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It looks like the updates didn't do the job, so I guess the prob can be solved through pinning for you lucky ones that have an active inet connection...
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:09 AM   #7
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pinning or backporting?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:16 AM   #8
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I guess a backport would be a better option....

PS:I want a link to the X deb file too....
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:18 AM   #9
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if it solved your/our problem
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:35 AM   #10
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heehe as soon as i find some relevant package, i will post the link. If you have any suggestion of "what" to search that would be much faster...
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:43 AM   #11
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xserver-xfree86 4.2.1

or something alike

anyway, the stable X version is ancient -> xserver-common-v3 3.3.6-44
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:50 AM   #12
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hmm ok i'll check out which version i have...
 
Old 12-08-2003, 03:16 AM   #13
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Talking It works!

sometimes I just forget what I did a few hours ago!!!

Stupid me!

When I bought my new Graphics card, I icreased the AGP aperture size from 64MB (default) to 128MB. Apparently this was the reason for the strange behaviour!!!

How I figured it out?
Exchanged the video card with my room mate for somed double testing (the AGP port/Motherboard or the graphics card is broken).

I saw that the problem persisted... so the idea came to me : AGP settings/AGP broken. It appears that (thank God) it was the first!

I will post if something changes (I hope not!).
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:00 AM   #14
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I upgraded to the latest Xfree86 and this bug no longer persists...
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:52 AM   #15
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maybe is a combinated problem (XFree86 for woody and my AGP config = big problem)

Just for the record: How much is your AGP aperture size?
 
  


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