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Old 02-19-2019, 10:45 PM   #1
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Angry Screen scrolling up


So I just installed kubuntu from a USB drive my father in law gave me on an old dell precision work station. The entire screen is scrolling up and repeating itself over and over again. I honestly have no idea what to do.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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It could be one of two things, first thing that I'm leaning towards is monitor settings. Back...way back in time, our televisions would do this and we had to adjust vertical display settings, it was a knob you would turn, but for computer display it would be via buttons on the monitor to press then adjust OSD settings (On Screen Display).

Second, could be you need to install proprietary display drivers, can you run the command below and post the output:
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lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'
EDIT: Sorry, just noticed the newbie status, open the terminal/Konsole via, Applications/System and paste that command and hit enter, then copy the output to post it.

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Old 02-20-2019, 12:04 AM   #3
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I will absolutely try that command. I will say that I am running this PC on a dvi to hdmi cord to a vizio TV so I definitely thought that might be an issue and don't know why I didn't include that in the OP
 
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I will absolutely try that command.
that command in itself won't fix anything but it will give us much needed information to help you.
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I will say that I am running this PC on a dvi to hdmi cord to a vizio TV so I definitely thought that might be an issue and don't know why I didn't include that in the OP
oh.
you should be glad you're getting any output at all; TV sets are finicky when used as (Linux) computer monitors.
can you test with a "real" monitor?
in addition to the info requested.
 
Old 02-21-2019, 05:02 PM   #5
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I will say that I am running this PC on a dvi to hdmi cord to a vizio TV so I definitely thought that might be an issue and don't know why I didn't include that in the OP
That's what I thought, I've never seen vertical sync issues on a recent monitor, only TVs. The vertical sync adjustment is usually a small knurled knob at the back side bottom of the TV under the big hump for older TVs, there will be one for horizontal adjustment also and possibly others.
 
  


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