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Bug 31993 - green dots zipping down screen
green dots zipping down screen
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-16 10:49 EST by Brian Gunney
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-20 17:06:13 EST
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Description Brian Gunney 2001-03-16 10:49:24 EST
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Hardly noticeable, but it's there.  About 3/4 of the way toward the right
side of the screen, there are green dots zipping down the screen.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install wolverine, choosing the defaults for the X configuration
2.Boot up in run level 5.

This happens on a Dell Inspiron 4000.  Pentium.  ATI Mobility M3 video
card.  8MB video memory.

Actual Results:  Everything looks pretty normal except for the dots.

Expected Results:  No dots.

This problem is fixed by using an XF86Config-4 file provided by Dell
on their web page.  I can't claim to understand all the significant  fields
(maybe the modeline?) but here's the file. (I added the 3-button emulation

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "pex5"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xie"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option      "Protocol" "PS/2"
	Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
	HorizSync     31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh   60
	Modeline "1024x768"   65.000  1024 1048 1065 1344   768  770  776  806

Section "Device"
	### Available Driver options are:-
        #Option     "NoAccel"
        #Option     "SWcursor"
        #Option     "HWcursor"
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"
        #Option     "Dac8Bit"
        #Option     "ForcePCIMode"
        #Option     "CCEPIOMode"
        #Option     "CCENoSecurity"
        #Option     "CCEusecTimeout"
        #Option     "AGPMode"
        #Option     "AGPSize"
        #Option     "RingSize"
        #Option     "VBListSize"
        #Option     "VBSize"
        #Option     "UseCCEfor2D"
        #Option     "PanelWidth"
        #Option     "PanelHeight"
        #Option     "UseFBDev"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "r128"
	VendorName  "ATI"
	BoardName   "Rage 128 Mobility LF"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
 	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes "1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes "1024x768"

Section "DRI"
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-03-20 17:00:47 EST
I need to know the PCI ids of the video on this laptop, and ASAP.

lspci -n
lspci -v

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-03-20 17:10:50 EST
never mind, found the PCI ids.

Fixed in Xconfigurator 4.9.25 and later.

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