[Fwd: Re: Noise On Screen]

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Apr 13 09:15:22 UTC 2006

Jeff Molofee wrote:

> I have not had problems until a few months back, unfortunately, I am 
> not able to say if it was an upgrade to xorg, the nvidia driver or 
> some other port that caused the issue.
>> From you PR note I see that your are running an Nvidia card, so 1) 
>> try upgrading Xorg as it seems to be out of date - you say you have 
>> 6.8 but 6.9 is the latest 2) If that doesn't help then try the nvidia 
>> driver.
> I was incorrect.  I am running the following:
> cups
> gnome2-2.12.3
> nvidia-driver-1.0.8178_1
> xorg-6.9.0
> xorg-clients-6.9.0_2
> should be current.

If there are no better suggestions then here are some things you might 
try.  These are all based on my underlying assumption that it's somehow 
the graphics card/driver:

    1) Check BIOS settings, just in case.  If there are any graphics 
related try changing them.

    2) Try the nvidia forums and see if there's anything there about 
screen corruption.  I'd try the Linux as well as FreeBSD and maybe 
anything about your specific board.

    3) You could try downgrading each port in turn and seeing if the 
problem goes away.  sysutils/portdowngrade can do that for you.  Time 
consuming, frustrating, and possibly fruitless.

    4) If you have another graphics card to hand, see if that has the 
same problem.



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