going dim

Steve Reilly sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Tue Apr 14 22:48:25 UTC 2009

Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:
> I installed Intrepid recently.   From time to time, and increasingly so
> I think, the application I am using goes dim, brightens, then may go dim
> again, sometimes freezing.  The system becomes very sluggish, the
> processor is at 100%.  If I reboot things usually get better for a
> while.  Sounds like a video card issue.  I am using a Dell 600m.  I have
> about 5 gigs of space left, which should be enough for swapping.  375
> megs of memory.  I did not have this problem in Hardy.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> gary

by any chance are you using desktop effects?  ive had the same problem
before on underpowered cards/chipset.  disabling effects always worked
for me.


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