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Old 05-12-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Graphical Card & Monitor problems in Mandriva 2007


Hello. I'm in linux not for a long time, I've got some problems and wish you to help me with them.
First of all, after installing system on my HDD I've got troubles with my screen, it wasn't stable, for example, some bugs were appearing when i use mouse and others. I downloaded a driver for my graphical card (Ati Radeon X800 GTO) from official site. But this didn't help to me. Also I downloaded some rpm packs drivers, but they didn't work too. So I can't install a driver. Yesterday I reinstalled the system. And without installing any drivers for graphical card I enabled 3D effects & compiz in Mandriva. They worked well, but was the old bug: different colour spots were appearing where I moved over my cursor. When I installed driver the situation became worse - the effects didn't work any more and all the screen was covered with different lines so I coundn't see anything.. I don't know what to do else and need some help.
Also there is a problem with turning off/on my monitor. When I turn it off or when the system automatically put it in an energysave state I can't activate it again - there is a message on my monitor "No video signal" and the only way is to reboot computer. My monitor: LCD Philips 190X7 19'.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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You've probably ruined your video card. You didn't wear a static strap when you installed your hdd did you? What you are describing is a faulty video memory
*zap* this is the cost for not being cautious against static electricity discharge.

(Don't worry, everybody zaps electronics from time to time. It's a common problem. Kinda like locking your keys in your car )

Also, it could be that you knocked your video card loose when you installed the HDD, check to make sure it's seated right in the slot.

Last edited by taxtropel; 05-13-2007 at 12:51 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 03:09 AM   #3
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You've probably ruined your video card. You didn't wear a static strap when you installed your hdd did you? What you are describing is a faulty video memory
*zap* this is the cost for not being cautious against static electricity discharge.

(Don't worry, everybody zaps electronics from time to time. It's a common problem. Kinda like locking your keys in your car )

Also, it could be that you knocked your video card loose when you installed the HDD, check to make sure it's seated right in the slot.
No, my card I hope is still working, because I have it only for 3 month and it works correctly in Windows. The problem is other.. but which exactly is a question.
 
  


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