Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113917
Desktop Screen and Line Flickering. Mouse creates snail trails.
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Steps to Reproduce:
1.ran Xconfigurator - probed and found video card:
S3 ViRGE/DX or GX
Xfree driver = default
Monitor = Compaq V75
Hor = 30 - 69
Ver = 50 - 120
Video Mem = 2mb
No Clock Setting
8bit color depth
Actual results: Pointer has barcode. Screen and lines flicker.
White splashes. Pointer creates snail trails.
Expected results: Clean look and feel
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Closing as 'CURRENTRELEASE'
Well that's fine I guess. But why list older, unsupported releases
at all? Surely there must be some information on this problem that
could be provided.
But to move on. Can I upgrade directly from you web server via rhn?
Also, my architecture 'uname -a' shows i586. My rhn channel is
i386. So I'm wondering if my xfree86 updates, via up2date, my not be
>Well that's fine I guess. But why list older, unsupported releases
Because people can query for bugs in older releases still, and there
are many existing bugs still open. Feel free to submit a request
for enhancement to our bugzilla for it to not list OS releases that
are no longer supported, when people are filing new bug reports if
you like, but I don't maintain Red Hat bugzilla, I just use it.
>Surely there must be some information on this problem that
>could be provided.
Maybe so, however bugzilla is not a technical support forum at all
in any way. It is a developer centric tool for tracking defects
in supported products, from submission through resolution. End
user support requests should be directed either towards public
Red Hat mailing lists, or for supported OS products, towards the
techncial support representative managing the customer account,
or via our support policies and procedures outlined on the
appropriate location on our website. Not in bugzilla.
>But to move on. Can I upgrade directly from you web server via rhn?
>Also, my architecture 'uname -a' shows i586. My rhn channel is
>i386. So I'm wondering if my xfree86 updates, via up2date, my not be
Again, these issues have nothing to do with XFree86 defect tracking,
so I personally am not able to help you. If you have any questions
about upgrading to a newer OS release which is currently supported
by Red Hat, you can also try one of our mailing list forums, or
try calling Red Hat sales/support at 1-888-RED-HAT1 if you'd like
to inquire about newer products, commercial support, etc.