- HI, everyone,
I got my Dell I8100 one month ago. I installed Redhat 7.2 and Win ME on
it. Normally it works fine. But sometime the display doesn't respond, or
suddenly becomes a mess (it seems to me this happends when I use it more
than one hour.). I have to shut it down and after a while restart it. Today
it became even worse. After I shut it down and restarted several times, the
display still full of unreadable characters and colorful blocks. THe display
was like this since I turned the machine on, even before it entered the RH
or ME. Then I turn it off, and let it cool down for about half hour, then
turn it on, it returned to normal.
This looks like a hardware ( vidio card) problem for me, althought I don't
know if this will happend under Windows, since I seldom use Win for a long
time (except for watching movies). Anyone encountered this problem or can
give any suggestions to fix it? Thank you.
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- --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "Yi Qian" <xyqian@h...> wrote:
> This looks like a hardware ( vidio card) problem for me, althought I
> know if this will happend under Windows, since I seldom use Win fora long
> time (except for watching movies). Anyone encountered this problemor can
> give any suggestions to fix it? Thank you.Sounds like a dying display. Hardware problems, especially if it
happens in the BIOS. Send it back to DELL or call them and get an RMA
Oh, to watch movies, use xine. It works like a champ.