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Re: Graphics Diag Query

A very simplistic approach would be to hook a different LCD monitor to
the same machine to see if the results reproduce. Although I am
guessing you would have tried this if you had one handy...

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Jack Schneider <puck@dp-indexing.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:51:09 -0500 (EST)
> Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:06:41 -0500 (EST), Jack Schneider wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi, All
>> > Does any one know of a diagnostic tool to pin down a smeared LCD
>> > screen? I have an old laptop i386, running lenny, up2date,
>> > 2.6.26-2-486 kernel, which I want to take the load as a
>> > parallel-port printer host. It runs a Neomagic NM2093 video chip. I
>> > have checked the LCD display with lcdtest and all's well.  It seems
>> > to display B/W terms at full screen, OK.
>> > I have googled 'till I get running in circles.
>> >
>> > I am thinking about removing "color" from the display, pointers on
>> > if/how to do that would be appreciated.
>> I am a native speaker of English, but I haven't a clue what you're
>> asking.  What exactly do you mean by "pin down"?  What do you mean
>> by "smeared"?  (I assume you *don't* mean that your child smeared his
>> peanut butter and jelly sandwich all over it, but I don't know what
>> you *do* mean.)  And if you're only
>> using it as a print server anyway, who cares?  Would you be so kind
>> as to explain in less techno-slang terms exactly what the problem is
>> and exactly what you are trying to accomplish.  I have an old laptop
>> too, with an LCD screen and a neomagic 2160 chipset.  So I'm familiar
>> with the hardware.  But I still have no clue what you are talking
>> about.
> Stephen, thanks for the reply...8-)
> I want to find out if the color distortions (smears on left side of
> images) I see on the LCD are due to a faulty LCD or faulty graphics
> chip.  I want to know if there is a diagnostic to help figure that out.
> I want to place a message/s in the screen (legible) what jobs are
> pending/finished as appropriate.
> Thanks, Jack
> ps sometimes it appears that peanut butter was smeared... red-blue-
> green-pink-violet....  peanut butter  etc
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