screen wavy after upgrade to Feisty - refresh rate? can't config display in kcontrol...

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at
Wed Nov 14 18:49:13 UTC 2007

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> This may be a case of you running the open source nVIDIA driver 
> (rather than the proprietary one) on a machine like the Toshiba Tecra 
> M2 (you didn't specify your hardware).
> If you are on an nVIDIA graphics controler, try enabling the screen 
> effects and as such install the proprietary nVIDIA driver.

Ah, no, I just have the cheap onboard video, no nVidia.
Incidentally, I logged out of kde and into gnome and changed
the refresh rate from 75 to 60, and it seems to have made no difference.
I will continue to seek another solution.

merci beaucoup pour votre atention,

> Gilles.
> anthony baldwin wrote:
>> Oi colegas,
>> Since upgrading to Feistry from Dapper yesterday, I am noting that
>> the screen is wavy.  That's the best way I can think of to explain the 
>> phenomenon.
>> The image appears to oscillate at a rapid frequency and short wavelength.
>> I've made no changes to vidcard, etc. since dapper,
>> but I am operating at a slightly higher screen res.
>> I can't find where to alter the screen res in kcontrol (using Kubuntu, sim).
>> I can ignore it while doing lots of stuff, but, considering that I am a 
>> translator
>> and spend all day working with written text, and the text is doing this
>> (I can read fine, but), it is giving me a headache.
>> I suspect it has something to do with the refresh rate.
>> Should I be looking at than in my xconf stuff?
>> thanks,
>> tony
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