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Re: Graphics Diag Query

On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:10:18 -0500 (EST)
Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:43:07 -0500 (EST), Jack Schneider wrote:
> > 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.
> OK, so you're seeing strange distortion of the colors and you
> want to figure out if it is a hardware problem or a software problem.
> I see.  Well, the only suggestion I have is rather low-tech; and
> I'm sure you've thought of it already; but I would suggest installing
> some other graphical operating system, such as Windows 95, DOS/Win
> 3.1, etc. and see how things look then.  If you still see the smear,
> it's almost certainly a hardware problem.  But again, I'm sure you've
> thought of that.  Maybe someone else has a better idea, but that's
> all I know to suggest.
Thanks again, But no way to connect...8-(
The boot up screen is perfectly OK in black and white. Just need to
turn off colors, I think...

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