Re: [opensuse] ATI video flashing/strobing?
- From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:15:48 +0200
Well, if you are getting it, you would certainly notice... the whole
screen flashes like a strobe light... rapid flashing.
Mine isn't the same then. The strobing I'm talking about is only in the video window itself (like in the mplayer window)
This is full screen flashing. It even happens on the main login
screen... select user, type password, and then flash flash flash
several times before the desktop is drawn.
I thought maybe this might be a KDE4 thing, so I wiped the root
partition again, and installed Gnome. Same thing... flashing on
login... loads of flashing on launching apps like XBMC, MythTV, and
many other randomly selected apps (but not all).
I tried Ubuntu 9.04, but... they've managed to really mess up the ATI
driver somehow. The vid card I have (x1200) is supported by the
latest binaries from ATI, but... the Ubuntu guys have removed the 1200
from the repo based driver somehow. The result is.. I can only just
barely use Ubuntu... or more realistically, at least on this machine,
I can't use it at all. no biggie.
Just wait until 11.2 is released and all the laptop users realize there is no fglrx support for their hardware and -- the radeonhd driver will just about set their laptops on fire with gpu temperature increase. (at the very least it will fry your nuts if you actually put your laptop on your lap)
I think there will be a lot of very unhappy people :-( There already
are with a lot of Ubuntu 9.04 users who are already out in the
But, the radeonhd folks are really doing a great job
True (from what I read). It's looking like the radeonhd driver is
really improving. That's good.. the pressure will be on them now
Anyway, at this point.. I'm not sure what to do. openSUSE 11.1 on
Gnome or KDE4 is the same... I guess I either put up with it.. roll
back to 11.0.. or remove the repo based fglrx driver and try the older
manual install binary I have squirreled away on my storage drive.
One thing about this... I am glad I have a nVidia card on my main machine....
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