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Old 05-27-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Wierd Screen Flicker Problem

I have a Samtron 96B Monitor and I'm experiencing a wierd flicker on the left side of the screen that gradually fades across the whole monitor. This happened after I ran SuSE 8.2 in "Safe Mode" for the first time, which passes the option vga=normal to the boot loader, which I believe is GRUB by default. Since then, I've had this flicker, even when not running "Safe Mode". I know that it isn't the monitor or a refresh rate problem. When SuSE 8.2 boots, it displays a splash screen that is drawn using some kind of framebuffer, I think. During this period there is no flicker whatsoever. It only happens in X. And while in X, this flicker persists regardless of the resolution and/or color depth.

Has anyone had a similar problem?

If not, could someone at least tell me the other options for the vga in the GRUB, I think, boot loader? or offer other advice?

Thank you for your help. This flicker has been giving me a headache for two days now.
Old 05-28-2003, 07:55 AM   #2
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Since I posted, I've noticed another oddity. My kwintv/xawtv programs now freeze after just a few seconds of running. Are there some modules I should load in my XF86Config file or something? What is going on? Is there some form of framebuffer I should be using?

Thanks again.
Old 11-18-2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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I have the exact same problem. But don't guess anyone has the answer. So I will keep looking.


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