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

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 15 05:55:51 UTC 2007


Where will I find this Proprietary Driver manager?
I´m not much of a gamer, anway, but this oscilation
is giving me headaches, for sure.
J'ai mal à la tête...

I appreciate your attention
Tony

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Hi!
>
> So I don't use KDE... can't talk for that part... :)
>
> But... your ATI Radeon card may not be the ultimate gamer's dream, but 
> it still is an ATI Radeon. This is why I suggess you launch Ubuntu's 
> Proprietary Driver manager, and enable the proprietary driver for ATI 
> cards, and tell us if that solved your problem.
>
> Gilles.
>
> anthony baldwin wrote:
>> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>>   
>>> I still do think that it's a video driver problem, rather than a X.org 
>>> 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.
>>
>> thanks
>> tony
>>
>>   
>>> 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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