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Old 02-24-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Display Problems in Fedora Core 3


After the user login screen, the background is just a bunch of off colored pixles. After a second it shows the desktop and everything loads. Then, when I try to do anything, after about 15 seconds the screen goes blank and shows a bar of the wierd pixles down the middle of the screen. The computer is frozen after this and I cant do anything.

If someone could let me know why this is happening, and what I could do to fix it, it'd help a ton. Sorry for being such a noob. :-\

Thanks
Matt
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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What kind of hardware do you have?
Video:
Motherboard:
Memory:
Processor:
Devices:
Monitor:

What kind of install is it (Personal, Workstation, Server)?
What settings did the X-Windows System set your install to?
Does this behaviour happen when it's a clean install, as in just Fedora?
Have you loaded anything such as drivers, libraries, utilities or applications to the operating system?
If so, what did you do exactly?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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Sorry for not being more specific.

Video: Onboard- Intel 8281
Motherboard: Intel 810
Memory: 64 mb
Processor: Intel Family 6 Model 8
Monitor: Gateway EV700

I've been looking around for more information on the problem and I've noticed other people with an Intel 810 have been having similar problems.

I did a Workstation install.
I have not downloaded any drivers ect.
I am dual-booting with Windows ME >.< on hda and FC3 on hdb.

Hope that helps,
Matt

*edit: And, if it is a driver problem how would I go about installing it?

Last edited by mj_b90; 02-24-2005 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 12:55 PM   #4
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Ok, I think I've fixed it.

Anyone else having the same problem- I found a suggestion at another forum that worked good for me:

"It is a known bug with the i810 card driver and xorg:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzill...g.cgi?id=132267

Try this instead of the noaccel option:
I added this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the Section "Screen":

Option "XaaNoScanlineCPUToScreenColorExpand" "true"
Option "XaaNoSolidFillRect" "true"
Option "XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy" "true"
Option "XaaNoMono8x8PatternFillRect" "true"

Worked OK for me."

- http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...ght=810+worked
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:54 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mj_b90
Ok, I think I've fixed it.

Anyone else having the same problem- I found a suggestion at another forum that worked good for me:

"It is a known bug with the i810 card driver and xorg:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzill...g.cgi?id=132267

Try this instead of the noaccel option:
I added this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the Section "Screen":

Option "XaaNoScanlineCPUToScreenColorExpand" "true"
Option "XaaNoSolidFillRect" "true"
Option "XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy" "true"
Option "XaaNoMono8x8PatternFillRect" "true"

Worked OK for me."

- http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...ght=810+worked
I also have the 810 but it didnt work for me.

After a full install the the Core dektop boots up and i am able to use everything fine. The problem only starts when i reboot, i also get the pixelated screen which is unreadable.

I have tryed the fix by adding the 4 lines above to xorg.conf but it makes no difference when i reboot.

Anyone got any idea's ????
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:55 PM   #6
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Charlieb- I havn't tried any other way because other worked fine for me...but also posted on http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sh...ight=810+worked was to add noaccel to your xorg.conf

Quote:
My coworker discovered the following workaround which might help most of you until a kernel update is out.

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, make sure your video section includes
Options "noaccel"

See my section below: This worked for me

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 810"
Option "noaccel"
EndSection
I would check to make sure that you have the Xaa- commands entered in the correct place on your xorg.conf and if still no luck try the noaccel method.

Hope this helps some....good luck

Matt
 
  


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