Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Debian boot problem

I installed Debian(I think it was called Etch) on a Dell P3 laptop and the display was not right. It looked as if it was trying to display two identical images on top of each other. I took it to my local genius kids store and the guy said,"do you need 3-d?" Not thinking I did since I was interested in the music angle I said no. He then typed at the speed of light for about 10 seconds and said, "there! fixed!" I asked what he did and I think he said something about a display driver. I'm not sure. He spun on his heel and disappeared into the back room before I could waste any more of his time.

My question is; what did he do? and how do I fix this myself in the future;
Old 08-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
Which video card have you got? ATI, nvidia or Intel? As 3d was mentioned, it would appear that the proprietary driver was replaced with the open source driver if not simply VESA.


corrupt, display

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cannot boot debian onto laptop, cdrom problem tashazo Linux - Newbie 6 01-22-2006 07:43 PM
Fedora and Debian Dual Boot Problem EliotK Debian 7 03-03-2005 06:20 AM
RAID boot problem with Debian mike3k Linux - Hardware 1 10-02-2004 06:05 PM
Debian boot problem mmm Linux - General 3 07-10-2003 10:34 AM
Problem with Mandrake 9 boot /Debian boot on 1 PC cmisip Linux - Distributions 4 11-04-2002 05:50 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration