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

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at
Wed Nov 14 21:32:17 UTC 2007

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> I still do think that it's a video driver problem, rather than a 
> settings issue.
> Do you know what graphics controler is in your machine? Even nVIDIA has 
> very cheap boards... :)

RC410 Radeon Xpress 200
Does that look like it could be my video card?
I seem to be having trouble finding where to find some stuff
(like, Display settings is missing from Kcontrol...
In fact, I have to say that this KDE seems to kind
of suck compared to the KDE I had in dapper.
I can´t make transparent menus and stuff.)
I didn´t have any issues with video in dapper.


> Gilles.
> anthony baldwin wrote:
>> 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,
>> tony
>>> 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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