7.10 video static problem at intial login

Alex Janssen alex at ourwoods.org
Mon Nov 12 00:30:35 UTC 2007

JGKolt said the following on 11/10/2007 03:55 PM:
> Hello all,
> Does anyone know why my screen goes all fizy and the video wrapped 50% 
> of the time when I boot to gutsy gibbon? I never have this problem on 
> my windows xp partition in the past and right now.  It only happens 
> when in the ubuntu side. I have a pny geforce 6200 ddr 256mb agp card 
> and a  abit nf7-m motherboard.
> Thanks
> Jim K
Sound like X is not configured right.  The refresh rates may be out of 
range.  Check the specs on your CRT, if your not running a LCD and make 
sure VertRefresh and HorizSync rates are correct in xorg.conf under 
Section "Monitor".  See man xorg.conf. This doesn't seem to matter much 
for LCDs.  The refresh rate usually declines as resolution is increased.

Make a backup copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and reconfigure with:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
if you cannot resolve with a manual edit of xorg.conf.

Are you running the OSS driver, nv or the proprietary NVidia driver?
I don't know what your level of expertise is, but there is good info at 


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