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Re: possible screen problem

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 15:42 +0100, Bill Appelbe wrote:
> Hi
> I recantly installed Debian 3.1 on with a dual boot system (Windows
> XP).
> I had some problems with xfree86 and found that installing x.org from
> backports worked.
> I am now noticing in the bottom right of my screen a discolouration
> (blue shows up green and red shows up purpleish etc) 
> while cofiguring x i used the the "medium" choice for determining my
> monitor frequencies and set it to a level below Windows (windows is at
> 75hz and I set X.org to 60hz)
> my question is: have I done something to damage my screen? is it
> related to the linux install? or is it just a faulty screen (computer
> is about 18 months old Dell). 

Is your screen an LCD or CRT?

If CRT, most Dell monitors made in the past 5 years, have a Deguass
mode. That is all you need to do.

Also, if you have any speakers or magnetic clips or electric motors (say
a 10-key or calculator) next to your monitor, they are notorious for
causing these kinds of things.

If that is the case, move the device and deguass the screen. 

greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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