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Old 10-27-2002, 06:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Graphics Problem

And a hello from me!

At the beggining I thought it was the FONTS, but no!,

Mandrake 9.0 under KDE and GNOME...

Eveything is fuzzy. All graphics doesn't show properly.

I have Compaq Presario 2811EA, it has an ATI 7500 graphics card and everything under linux is shown in stripes. I tried to find new drivers but no luck.

Mandrake by default installed my grphics card as ATI Radeon

Please Help me, I am new to Linux...

Old 10-27-2002, 11:56 PM   #2
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Stripes? Sounds like the resolution is too high. Fire up the Mandrake graphics wizard (I'm sure there is one) and reduce the resolution. The refresh rate can also be a problem. To be safe, set the refresh rate to 60Hz and the resolution to 640x480, and then work your way up from there. First keep on bumping up the resolution, then, once you find a good one, try bumping up the refresh rate, but be careful! If you set the refresh rate too high, your screen may not like it!

It could also be a driver issue. Try using the default "SVGA" driver. If that doesn't work, try the 16-colour 640x480 "VGA" driver.

In general, ATI cards are a pain under Linux (heck, even under Windoze), because ATI sucks.


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