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    Default Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    Has anyone had a problem with the screen flickering after installing opensuse 11.3? There are lines flickering on my screen horizontally and i would appreciate some help. I have the Mobile Radeon HD 4200 graphics, ACER Aspire 4540 Laptop. I am currently using the default video driver rather than the proprietary driver.

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    Default Re: Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    I suggest trying the proprietary driver.

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    I have.. upgraded it 30 mins ago, and it flickers like hell and doesnt run X with its kernel.. when I load my old, myself compiled one, works.... will look into problem.
    Both old and new uses radeonhd...
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    Default Re: Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    how do i use the proprientary driver? i thought that you could not use them since it does not support the kernel, or atleast thats what i thought. i may also have forgotten a package before trying to install it, but im not sure what it would be. i have the mesa packages, the kernel-headers package, all the stuff from the development pattern from yast, make, gcc, all the stuff in the instructions for ATI's driver, although i did not find the xfree86 and xfree-mesa-somethingorother packages. i assume that mesa includes that. correct me if im wrong.

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    Just pray you didn't buy a system at a local computer store or warehouse store. Especially major brands like HP. HP doesn't even consider making drivers for their monitors for anything other than Windows.
    That is just the most stupid short sighted thing I've ever seen. Use to have a high opinion of HP but like most companies they don't give a **** about support anymore. Stupid folks know there's other OSs other than Windows like HP-UX, Linux, the Mac. Can see why they dumped that Carla CEO chick. Hopefully the chick from Ebay can get them back on track but I don't have much hope.
    If you're going to use Linux in the future you need to really check the system out before you buy.

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    Default Re: Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    Just pray you didn't buy a system at a local computer store or warehouse store. Especially major brands like HP. HP doesn't even consider making drivers for their monitors for anything other than Windows.
    @seaperl: You seem to be completely misguided about graphics drivers relating to Linux. They are not specific to computer brands, just the graphics chipsets contained within. There is actually good support for AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel chipsets. My own Compaq 6710b has an 'Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller' which is well supported by the kernel's i915 driver. If you need help, please start your own thread, and include any useful info that may help us to assist you, otherwise please refrain from making unsubstantiated comments in this help forum.

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    Default Re: Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by seaperl View Post
    Just pray you didn't buy a system at a local computer store or warehouse store. Especially major brands like HP. HP doesn't even consider making drivers for their monitors for anything other than Windows.
    That is just the most stupid short sighted thing I've ever seen. Use to have a high opinion of HP but like most companies they don't give a **** about support anymore. Stupid folks know there's other OSs other than Windows like HP-UX, Linux, the Mac. Can see why they dumped that Carla CEO chick. Hopefully the chick from Ebay can get them back on track but I don't have much hope.
    If you're going to use Linux in the future you need to really check the system out before you buy.
    Probably HP is too busy maintaining their comprehensive range of printer drivers for Linux; no time to look after video drivers that are the responsibility of the video chipset owners. You should ask these questions: "Am I able to cope with the challenges of Linux? Is it really what I want?"
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    Default Re: Screen flicker opensuse 11.3

    On Sun, 09 Oct 2011 08:36:02 +0000, seaperl wrote:

    > HP doesn't even consider making
    > drivers for their monitors for anything other than Windows.


    Odd, I have an HP desktop system here and the nvidia drivers work
    flawlessly with it.

    Of course, that's because HP doesn't make video controllers. They use
    ones made by ATI, nVidia, and Intel. Those companies (ATI now owned by
    AMD) are responsible for making the video drivers, and they actually do.

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