Flickering screen on vga-out on laptop with Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 14:52:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 3:06 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just installed brand new laptop Dell Vostro 3300 with Kubuntu 10.04 and
> up to KDE 4.4.5. Some hickups but mostly good.
> Yesterday for the first time connected a monitor to the VGA-out and not
> a good result. I get this "flickering, vibrating" output that seems
> related to refresh rate and it can easily give you a nasty headache.

Is this external monitor flat screen or a CRT?  Do you know that it
works OK with another computer or OS?  How old is it?

Did you configure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, or is it the default?
You can always try removing it and restarting X to see if X can figure
it out.


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