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  1. #1
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    Default Nvidia and Suse 10.3 Screen flashes

    Hello!

    I just update my existing plaing vanilla video driver for SUSE 10.3 to the Nvidia driver, from the SUSE softare repo using YAST.

    I followed the instructions what little there was exactly, the Nvidia driver insatlled great.

    Now I have a rather weird problem
    The screen seems to flash, very annoying.
    Can ayone help me with this.
    Before I updated from the generic driver to my pc's Nvidia card there was no such problem.

    Please find xorg.conf below

    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2008-04-28T21:15:13-0400.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #
    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "type1"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "freetype"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "9"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 473 296
    HorizSync 30-82
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "V7-R22W02"
    Option "DPMS"
    VendorName "IMP"
    VertRefresh 43-76
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1680x1050" 146.00 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 +HSync -VSync
    Modeline "1024x768" 78.75 1024 1056 1152 1312 768 769 772 800
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    BoardName "GeForce 6100"
    BusID "0:5:0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Screen 0
    VendorName "NVidia"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection


    Thanks
    JR223

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    Default Re: Nvidia and Suse 10.3 Screen flashes

    What color depth is it set to if it is 24 change it to 16
    Sometimes it works

    dobby9

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    Default Re: Nvidia and Suse 10.3 Screen flashes

    Hi,
    Colour depth is set to 16 instead of 24, same problem.
    I even changed the refresh rato to 60 Hz.

    Same problem the screen flashes.
    I'm now sure 100% this has to do with the Nvidia driver.
    As proof I had Xandros desktop 3 running with the on the same machine with the Nvidia drivers with exacltly the same problem, before I replaced it with suse 103.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Nvidia and Suse 10.3 Screen flashes

    Just found this info out.
    Maybe this has to do with my problem and others as well
    Some Nvidia producst are bad
    Please see below for link to site withe xplanation

    All Nvidia G84 and G86s are bad - The INQUIRER

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    Default Re: Nvidia and Suse 10.3 Screen flashes

    I just restored the original xconfig.org file.
    which was before I updated to the Nvidia driver.
    The weird flashing has gone away.
    Can anyone help me with this?
    To me it looks like there was something in the Nvidia xconfig.org which was causing this strange flash (like a screen refresh) to happen, that is not in the older none Nvidea config.

    I can provide both original none xconfig.org and the xconfig with the Nvidea.

    Thanks

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