Bug 16422 - Many problems with XFree86 4.0
Summary: Many problems with XFree86 4.0
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-08-17 09:25 UTC by fleury
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-31 08:40:39 UTC
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Description fleury 2000-08-17 09:25:09 UTC

I recently installed a pinstripe distrib on my main computer, and I noticed
somes "non lethal bugs".

I've got a Banshee chip.

First, during the install stage, I tried to test my X configuration. I
tested it as usually, but when I went back to the install session, all the
buttons were freezed (except the "Test X configuration"'s button). The
mouse was still active.

Second, there is a very teasing bug with the Banshee server. Sometimes, I
can't say why, the screen becomes black for one or two second and light on
back (I heard the magnets of my screen working...).

I also noticed that the width and the height of the screen change randomely
some times (but less often than the blinks).

The only erro message that I found for the moment was :

Xlib: extension "XINERAMA" missing on display ":0.0"


Comment 1 fleury 2000-08-30 07:47:11 UTC
I find a solution to work around this bug.

I just had to load the module "tdfx" in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

Load "tdfx"

It solve a lot a of bugs (as snow on the screen and the resets). Indeed, the X
server seems now to be accelerated. It is somewhat related with the bug #17029.

Why don't include, while the install stage, a script that can write an
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with the appropriate modules loaded (the card detection is
already done, so choosing the correct module would be easy)?

The problem with XINERAMA still holds!

Comment 2 fleury 2000-08-31 08:40:37 UTC
Ok,  don't take in account my last comment.

I'm just stupid. The driver is correctly set: Driver "tdfx" is here and adding :
Load "tdfx" change nothing.
All the bugs are remaining (I just have to test it better before posting next


Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-09-11 18:59:21 UTC
you sound like you are overdriving your monitor.  You need to try a lower
refresh rate and/or resolution combination.

Comment 4 fleury 2000-09-19 07:41:47 UTC
I investigate this problem of screen unstability.

I noticed that this problem appears only in 1152x864. The other resolutions are
stable (640x400, 800x600, 1024x768,  1280x1024 ). I suppose that the frequency
of this mode is poorly done (but I didn't find how to tune it).

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