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

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 06:11:39 UTC 2007


System>Administration>Restricted Drivers Manager
On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 00:55 -0500, anthony baldwin wrote:

> 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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> >>>>> "De toutes les aberrations sexuelles, la chasteté est la plus 
> >>>>> aberrante." [Anatole France]
> >>>>>
> >>>>>     
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>         
> >>>>   
> >>>>     
> >>>>       
> >>>   
> >>>     
> >>
> >>
> >>   
> >
> > -- 
> > /*Gilles Gravier*/ *=* *Gilles at Gravier.org* 
> > <mailto:Gilles at Gravier.org> *=* *http://www.gravier.org/*
> > ICQ : *77488526* 
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> > Messenger : Gilles at Gravier.org 
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> > PGP Key ID : *0x8DE6D026* 
> > <http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?search=0x8DE6D026&op=index>
> > My Last Known Position / Ma Derniere Position Connue 
> > <http://www.gmap-track.com/user.php?user=ggravier>
> > "Chastity is its own punishment." (/Solomon Short/) [/David Gerrold/]
> > "De toutes les aberrations sexuelles, la chasteté est la plus 
> > aberrante." [Anatole France]
> >
> 
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