a couple video related questions

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Sun Sep 19 20:16:35 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 03:39:29AM -0400, volvoguy wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 17:05:27 -0700, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at canonical.com> wrote:
> > > The next little issue I've had is that with many of the screensavers (and
> > > specifically with "electricsheep" which I also installed via synaptic), I
> > > get a lot of horizontal distortion and fuzz. So far I've only seen this
> > > with screensavers. I wondered if it has something to do with the way
> > > Ubuntu handles root access. If a screenshot would help diagnose the
> > > problem, I'll see what I can do about getting one. Any
> > 
> > Does this happen both with the default nv driver, and with the proprietary
> > nvidia driver?
> I checked. I don't get the fuzzy video with the default "nv" driver.
> Unfortunately, electricsheep doesn't do anything at all with that
> driver. :-\
> It has been a while since I used a distro with XFree as opposed to
> Xorg. This is the only difference that I can think of with Ubuntu.
> Electricsheep works with both "nv" and "nvidia" in other distros - in
> particular I checked it in Slackware.

Fabio has packages with updated nv drivers which should be available soon;
perhaps those will make a difference for you.

 - mdz

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