[SATLUG] ATI Garbage
rparkhurst at scarabimaging.com
Thu Nov 29 12:45:42 CST 2007
I'd be interested if this fixes the ATI issue. I've got an ATI card on
my work laptop (dual boot Vista/Ubuntu 7.10). Unfortunately I haven't
been able to be in Ubuntu nearly as much as I'd like, but when I have
been I haven't seen that issue (though I've only run a single monitor
On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 12:01 -0600, Daniel J. Givens wrote:
> Sean Carolan wrote:
> > Recently my ATI video driver has been creating squares of garbage on
> > my monitors. I have dual displays, and the lower right corner of each
> > display has some blocks over the task switcher. Quite annoying
> > because I can't see what's underneath the distorted pixels. I also
> > have a square thing that follows the mouse around. It temporarily
> > goes away if I jump to a terminal and back, but invariably returns to
> > haunt me.
> > Has anyone else experienced distortions like this? I'm pretty fed up
> > with ATI graphics cards, and strongly recommend that anyone interested
> > in using Linux do not give AMD/ATI a penny. I never, ever have these
> > problems with my Nvidia card at home.
> On my system at work which has a AIW 9600, I get the same thing. Most of
> the time, it's only on one display, but occasionally, I get it on both.
> It is annoying, but I've gotten to where I don't really notice it much
> these days. You could spend $40 on a cheap Nvidia replacement provided
> you have an AGP or PCIe slot available.
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