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wufo 09-05-2013 01:10 PM

HP Pavilion a6400f and Slackware
Has anybody also installed Slack 14 on an HP Pavilion a6400f w/ HP w1907 wide screen? I just finished an install and while everything seems to work, haven't tried sound yet, I did notice one thing. There is a "shadow" around characters in some instances. Take the xfce desktop and the "Home", "File System" and "Trash" icon labels. They are black on dark blue, I get a white "shadow" vertically on each side of the characters (one pixel?) and it looks like crap and hard to read. This also happens on the black on gray panel and menu characters. Using xfce4.

Monitor settings are the recommended 1440x900 59.9hz.

Anybody seen this or know of a fix?


business_kid 09-05-2013 02:26 PM

What graphics card are you using? What drivers?

wufo 09-05-2013 08:27 PM

The video is Intel GMA 3100 nd lsmod shows i915 module


wufo 09-05-2013 08:31 PM

Actually for lspci -v

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6f
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
Memory at fe900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at b080 [size=8]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fe800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: i915


ReaperX7 09-05-2013 09:29 PM

Could be a driver issue. Have you considered looking into upgrading into Slackware's -Current release for driver support since all of Intel's drivers are open-source based?

business_kid 09-06-2013 04:26 AM

It seems like that board has a crappy early Intel graphics chip He need not expect much.

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