Re: strange melting screen when X starts
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- Subject: Re: strange melting screen when X starts
- From: Alexander Clouter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 22:29:07 +0100 (BST)
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2000 X.Ling@sussex.ac.uk wrote:
> About the floppy LED problem, I think I'll have to contact my laptop's
> manufacturer. Probably it's mad after too many times hard restart.
This seems the only thing you can do. The actual problem sounds like a
broken LED or loose wire/contact.
> I compiled kernel 2.2.17 in the weekend, but didn't notice that it can
> help with my display. I would be very thankful if you can tell me more.
it shouldn't really help with the display as the kernel deals mainly with
the running of linux rather than displaying input/output. I would imagine
that the actual display code changes very little between kernel revisions.
All that newer kernels do are
1) fix any bugs that were discovered in earier kernels
2) add support for new hardware
3) add new protocols
I'm sure the list can be flamed/corrected/added to. ;)
To improve the display this really all depends upon the version of X you
are running. Really all you can do is run the latest stable version
(3.3.6) or the latest unstable version (4.0.1).