Dark lines on monitor
oremanj at webserver.get-linux.org
Wed May 28 17:07:03 PDT 2003
On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 09:27:54AM -0500 or thereabouts, Dan Nelson seemed to write:
> In the last episode (May 27), Joshua Oreman said:
> > On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 09:08:53PM -0500 or thereabouts, Dan Nelson seemed to write:
> > > In the last episode (May 27), Joshua Oreman said:
> > > > I've been using my monitor, an HP Pavillion M70, for about 2
> > > > years. But just the other day, all of a sudden, gray lines
> > > > started appearing on lines containing black - the more black, the
> > > > more gray on the *whole* line across the monitor. It happens both
> > > > on X and console (but on the console, it's only really noticable
> > > > when hiliting stuff). The funny thing is, the same monitor works
> > > > fine on another computer in Windows.
> > >
> > > .. also using the same resolution and refresh rate?
> > I don't know: I brought the monitor (under warranty) to BestBuy - they
> > plugged it in to their M$ box and it worked fine. Brought it back home -
> > still same problem/
> Then the monitor's probably fine..
> > > If you're using custom modelines, try dropping to a standard
> > > refresh rate. Or if your monitor and video card support DPMS,
> > > remove all modelines from your config file, put option "dpms" in
> > > your Monitor section, and let X determine a good refresh rate.
> > Good advice, but it happened on console too - even at standard 80x25.
> If it happens in text mode, it's not FreeBSD's fault :) Could be the
> video card going bad, although I haven't seen your symptoms before
> > BTW: How can I know if my monitor supports DPMS?
> Check the manual. Accoring to hp.com, yours does.
Yep... silly me. Right after I sent that, I realized I *was* using
DPMS to write this! I guess my video card's gone bad.
Thanks for all the help,
> Dan Nelson
> dnelson at allantgroup.com
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