Noise On Screen

Colin Percival cperciva at
Wed Apr 12 10:25:26 UTC 2006

Jeff Molofee wrote:
> If I enable cups or webmin, I get a small line of random graphics across
> the top of my screen. The line does not affect the system stability, but
> it's extremely annoying. It takes up anywhere from 10 to 20 lines of my
> display, and displays random colors from red, green, blue to purples and
> yellows.
> [...]
> Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a fix? I don't mind not
> having webmin, but cups is fairly important.

I see the same thing when I switch between ttyv0 (text mode)
and ttyv8 (X11), but it goes away when the afflicted windows
are redrawn.  While you're running cups, could you switch
through consoles ttyv0 -- ttyv7 and see if there's anything
similarly garbaged on them?

Colin Percival

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