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jaycadiramen 06-10-2005 06:54 AM

Fedora Core 3 display problems
Hi Everyone,
I am a total noob. Touched Linux for the first time yesterday when I got Fedora COre 3 on four CDs and loaded it (not dual-boot) on a second-hand computer I bought just for the purpose of playing with Linux.
The system has a 10Gb HDD, CD-R, floppy drive, 196Mb of Ram (don't ask!), a sound card, on-board graphics and I had absolutely no problems loading the Personal Desktop version of Fedora Core 3. I am really happy with how fast it is too - lightening quick!
However (and it's a big one): I am having trouble with the display. I'll use the game ROBOTS as an example: when I open the game and try to move my character, I see the character in the new position, animated, with an inanimate version in the previous position. This happens over and over until there are hundreds on the screen. Similarly, when I open the text editor, I don't get a nice white page surrounded by text editing icons, but rather I get a window frame, inside of which is the same picture on my desktop - ie: the white page isn't showing, unless I type something and then highlight where I think it is, in which case it does show up.
I am using a StudioWorks 700s monitor and don't understand what the problem is because the desktop shows up beautifully when I start it up, and the splashscreen is gorgeous.
I have tried altering the resolution and number of colours to no effect.
ANY help would be appreciated!

masand 06-10-2005 12:35 PM

do u want to say that u can only see the content on the desktop when u roll over ur mouse to that content/icon


jaycadiramen 06-10-2005 05:11 PM

Umm... yes and no. Yes, when I roll the mouse over a window (the display settings window for instance) drop-down menus and buttons appear, but text doesn't and 'inanimate' objects don't appear (tabs don't appear, for instance).
If it helps, I'm using a Celeron II 400Mhz.

masand 06-11-2005 01:47 AM

ok, is that kind of transparent menus

post ur

/etc/X11/xorg.conf file


jaycadiramen 06-11-2005 02:17 AM

Oh man! :confused: How do I do that (I warned you I was a TOTAL noob!)?

masand 06-11-2005 04:08 AM

use any editorto open ur this file

/etc/X11/xorg.conf file

then copy that and post it here


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