Re: inspiron 1100 display problem
- --- In email@example.com, Damien Solley
> On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 01:28, ar_gordon wrote:While this isn't a 'fix' it is a fair work-around. I had found that
> > I just got a new M'board on my 1100 with bios version A26. I'm
> > running RH 9.0 with kernel 2.4.20-30-9. The version of XFree86 is
> > 4.3.0-2.
> > I installed the 845patch from the rpm. This fixed some of the display
> > problem (reduced display size). However, when I close the cover and
> > reopen it, there is a bar of color at the top of the screen,
> > displacing everything on the desktop downward. Changing display
> > settings does not seem to affect this.
> > Any ideas about fixing this?
> > Thanks
> > Allen
> Hi Allen
> This is easily 'fixed' by switching to console and back to X. To do
> this, hit:
> (takes you to console)
> And then
> (to take you back to X).
> This resets the display and removes the garbage. You can also use this
> trick if you get the garbage line when plugging in an external monitor.
restarting X resets the display. The other issue that appears to be
related to this is that the mouse cursor will jump from the in-focus
window to the bottom of the screen with unpredictable results. It
happens with either Gnome or KDE desktop, so it is most likely related
to X. Hope I don't have to go tracing through the code.....