Problem (subpixel issue?) with ATI M6
sweetnavelorange at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 08:41:43 UTC 2008
Just to follow up... I fixed this by using xf86-video-ati 6.8.0 as
mentioned by Jung-uk Kim in a recent post (thanks!).
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:43 PM, James Butler
<sweetnavelorange at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb Andrei Kolu wrote:
> > On Saturday 23 February 2008 13:23:56 James Butler wrote:
> > > Greetings
> > >
> > > I've just installed 7.0-RC2 on my Thinkpad X31 (ATI Radeon LY RV100
> > > Mobility M6), and added Xorg from packages. When starting X without an
> > > xorg.conf, or with an xorg.conf generated by X -configure, I get a
> > > strange effect on the screen: It's hard to describe, but it looks like
> > > maybe X is drawing the wrong subpixels, as all shapes have strange
> > > coloured fringes, and the the X "weave" background consists of white,
> > > red and blue pixels instead of just white. The total effect is that
> > > the image looks "washed-out" and pixelated; I'm sorry I have no easy
> > > way to capture how this looks!! (Also I just noticed that some xft
> > > fonts are coming out ~50% bigger with the "ati" driver than with
> > > "vesa".... don't know if this is relevant).
> > >
> > > I have tried all three documented "SubPixelOrder" settings in
> > > xorg.conf without effect, and I also tried disabling DRI (for no good
> > > reason); currently I am using the "vesa" driver which works perfectly
> > > (if slowly). If I have missed anything obvious please let me know.
> > >
> > > Please find the xorg.conf.new and Xorg.0.log generated by X
> > > -configure, along with my dmesg, here:
> > > http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~sweetnavelorange/
> > >
> > > If anyone has any ideas, then thanks in advance.
> > >
> > I have similar problem with Intel 945GM graphics on Dell XPS 1210- in KDE
> > konsole during compilation I see black pixel leftovers after text scrolling
> > up- when I move window behind some other application and back then those
> > pixels disappear.
> I think your problem is unrelated, and has to do with drawing rendered
> fonts. My issue is with every pixel on the screen, al the time.... I
> have tried with little success to take a photo of it, so I'll resort
> to ASCII art to try to clarify what I mean.....
> The lovely default X background is a pattern like this (o for black, x
> for white):
> What I see is (adding c for cyan, m for magenta):
> (from memory). Is this familiar to anyone?
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