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Re: [opensuse] TFT monitor blinking
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:38:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <490B0A68.2020608@xxxxxx>
On 2008/10/31 13:42 (GMT+0100) Istvan Gabor composed:

I am using the standard opensuse ati driver called "radeon".
I've been using this driver for several years with the same card
but with an 17" CRT monitor with resolution 1024x768. I
never experienced any problem with it.

My TFT is set according to the manufacturer's instructions (20"
monitor, 1400x1050 at 60 Hz. The only thing I can think of
that the graphics card is not powerful enough for changing the
screen fast. I don't think it is trying to change resolution.

I will try the monitor with another more powerful card.

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:

Will yours work OK if you boot a Knoppix CD? Have you tried commenting out
the UseModes line in xorg.conf?
"Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and
slow to become angry." James 1:19 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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