Re: Etch display problem
Default User <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I just installed Etch Testing using the Netinst CD. Upon bootup, the
> GDM dialog box appears, X starts with a rapidly vibrating image, as
> though trying to focus between two presentations of the same image,
> about an inch apart. Since I have seen this behavior previously in
> Linux From Scratch on the same machine, I knew the quick fix is to do
> (Alt) + (Ctrl) + (-) . That seems to change (for the moment) the
> resolution/refresh rate (but with a HUGE GDM login dialog box). Then I
> log in, the image is clear, with no vibration at (my) default 1024 x
> 768, 60 Hz. FWIW, the machine is a semi-off brand '586, with ATI
> graphics built into the main system board, and an off-brand S VGA monitor.
Select the resolution(s) you want, perhaps fiddle with bits per pixel
(bpp) values, try again.
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