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Old 10-16-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
Leben
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SUSE Screen Flicker on Dell Inspiron 1000


I recently installed SuSE on my Dell Inspiron 1000.

During installation and such, the screen looked great and everything operated smoothly. But after installation, from the moment I am able to login, the screen has this aweful horizontal bar, flicking down the screen. Also, the mouse moves extremely... laggy? Great patience and extreme precision are required to do anything.

I've tried using SaX2 to change the monitor type, resolution, refresh rate, etc., but nothing has helped.

Does anyone know what is causing this? Or more importantly, what I can do to fix it?

Last edited by Leben; 10-16-2004 at 07:35 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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I had the same 2 problems with SuSE and Knoppix on my Gericom. Here is what worked for me.
at the boot prompt add : psmouse.proto=imps then when you log in to kde? if the mouse is better then that is half of one problem licked, but you don't want to have to write that everytime you boot so if it works for your mouse you will have to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add that kernel boot parameter there.

The other problem with the screen shaking like hell. I used Sax2 and had to know the horz syn and the ver syn but more over I had to use fbdv (frame buffer device) rather than the recognized card. I read queit a lot about it at SuSE db

here is a link that might give you more detailed help.
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/0...asy_fbdev.html
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
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Nada

Okay, followed these instructions, didn't work. Even went deeper into it, as instructed in the link and it didn't work.

It's odd, really, Mandrake 9.2 didn't do this, SuSE 9.1 does. Argh! I hate Mandrake! Don't make me go back

Someone Help!
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Though I don't have anything against Mandrake, I can understand not wanting to go back. Ok I left out two things, but then I am at the end of my rope and this is just what worked on my box. I did not use Sax2 on knoppix but used xf86cfg but you have to be logged in as root for this and then I set the hor syn and the ver syn and used fbdv worked straight away or was it on the next boot? I am not suggesting this will work for you but the other thing I have in my /boot/grub/menu.lst is
vga=0x317
that is a Zero not an o.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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It could very well be that you are attempting to use a resolution that is not the natural resolution of the screen.

On my Dell C640, I had a flickering bar on the bottom of my screen until I set the resolution to 1500x1240... which is the natural resolution of the LCD...
 
Old 10-17-2004, 02:25 AM   #6
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Hmm

Default Resolution is 1025x768, I've also tried 800x600. I've followed all above instructions, to no avail whatsoever.
so ... I guess this is a done deal.

Can someone explain to me why installation, etc, looks FINE?

Last edited by LebenOjanen; 10-17-2004 at 02:36 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:31 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with the monitor. I tried several different distros and the all did the same thing except Mandrake 10.2 BETA.

I installed the 10.2 beta and the screen looks normal now.......

Now if I can just get my dell 1350 wireless to work.................
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:50 AM   #8
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hello guys. I have a concerning question.
I m using a CRT 17" Samsung Syncmaster Flatron 793DF. I set the refresh rate to 85Hz, and now I cant set it back to 75 (recommended, as I remember). In fact, I was afraid of ruining the screen when look at the bootscreen: it s flicking, like the waves T_T. When I m in windows, i set the refresh rate to 75, and it s flicking too (like the boot screen). Is it caused by a too high refresh rate for a long time, and how do I fix it??? 'cause my friend has just bought the same screen, and at 75Hz, his screen looks even better than mine at 85. (I bought mine before him 6months).
Sorry to post here, but I dont know anywhere else (search this forum by google).
 
Old 03-30-2005, 08:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by charlescpc
Now if I can just get my dell 1350 wireless to work.................
I got my Dell 1350 wireless working without any problems using this tutorial. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers/231
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:20 AM   #10
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Got my wireless working now.

I installed 10.1 (mandrake) and got my wireless working with ndiswrapper.

But the screen flickering is back now. It's a real pain..

Anyone have a real cure for the screen flickering using Mandrake on a dell inspirion 1000?
 
  


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