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Old 12-04-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
DonScorgie
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hi,

I'm having a couple of odd problems with XFree / Gnome.

The first relates to XFree (version 4.3.0.1):
When I start it up, X seems to run fine, but my terminal windows all screw up. If I am running lynx in one of them, I get a series of horizontal lines down the right side of the screen, but otherwise the screen is entirely black. The terminals still exist (blind typing works) but nothing can be seen.

Possibly related to this is the fact that X REALLY doesn't like resolutions other that 1024x768 24-bit. If this is changed dynamically (crtl-alt-numpad-minus or plus), the display doesn't change or up, instead it screws up the image.

I also have a problem with gnome (2.4.1). When started, it seems to work fine. I can log in through gdm etc. and it works, but the gnome-terminal and mozilla fonts seem to be strange. It looks almost like they are written in braille. Not sure how else to describe it. It only seems to affect the content windows of gnome terminal and mozilla / epiphany - the menus are unaffected.

Ok, here is some info about my box. It is an Asus K7V8X-X motherboard, with 512 Mb ram and a Radeon 9600.

The graphics driver is Vesa.

Any help with these would be greatly appreciated. If there is any more info you need please ask.

Thanks
Don
 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
DonScorgie
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ok.

I have fixed the first problem (X blanking the terminals). It was caused by compiling in the wrong Framebuffer driver in the kernel (D'oh).

Still having a fair amount of trouble with the second issue. Gnome is still in Braille.

Any help please?

Cheers
Don
 
  


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