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Re: [opensuse] TFT monitor blinking
  • From: Istvan Gabor <suseuser04@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:31:44 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <freemail.20080931163144.25200@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I doubt a "more powerful" card is a good solution to your
problem. My 20" Viewsonic LCD is 1400x1050@60. When I
first got it 2 years ago I was using a
4MB Tseng PCI card designed in 1996. It gave no problem in
framebuffer, DOS or OS/2, but did for a time have a problem
in Mandriva's X that eventually got fixed:
https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=34619

Will yours work OK if you boot a Knoppix CD? Have you tried
commenting out
the UseModes line in xorg.conf?

Thanks Felix.

I commented out the UseMode option in xorg.conf but it did
not make any change. Furthermore the monitor works perfectly
except these short blinks.

I played a little bit connecting the monitor to the card using
digital (DVI-D) cable and analog VGA cable (D-Sub).
I also tried another graphics card, NVIDIA FX5200.

This is what I found:

Blinking occurs:
ATI Radeon 7000/VE card with digital cable

Blinking DOES NOT occur:
ATI Radeon 7000/VE card with analog cable
NVidia FX5200 card with digital cable
NVidia FX5200 card with analog cable

I have to switch to analog cable instead of digital.
I thought that digital connection was superior to analog, but it
seems not in every case.

IG





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