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Old 08-20-2003, 07:27 AM   #1
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Display on Toshiba 2210, LCD DSTN


I had Red Hat v.8 installed on my laptop Toshiba Satellite 2210. Linux is in Dual boot with windows 98.

Every pieces of hardware is working fine but I get like 5 cms of black & white lines on the screen at some time as soon as I log in the system. It is erased when I sweep it with a window or open a menu. It seems to be worse with KDE than Gnome. My screen is a 12.1" DSTN LCD with 800x600 and 16M colors.

Is there a fine tuning of the frequency (may be) of the display?

Thanks for your help.

Old 09-09-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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On some variations of this laptop users have reported to me some problems under X. Alan Danziger (Toshiba 5105-S901) needed

Options "IgnoreEdid" "true"

in the XF86Config-4 file, while Steve Dean (Toshiba 6100) reported a black line on the right side of the display, and worked out that he needed to modify os-registry.c in the Nvidia kernel driver to have

Vreg_SoftEDIDs = 0 (disable checking - default was 1)
NVreg_Mobile = 2 (non-Compal Toshiba - default was ~0)

its worth a try?


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