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    Question desktop ui is blinking

    hi,
    my desktop is blinking, at the top of the screen a white line appears from time to time , this since last update , is there way to identify the culprit ?
    i'm using openSUSE 13.1 , kde 4.12.1 , radeon driver (amd hd 4850 GC) with kernel as follows
    Code:
    # uname -r
    3.13.0-1.g4b6e17a-desktop
    thanks
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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    anyone that could help ? maybe linked with radeon (?)
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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    Sounds like a video issue. What to tell us a bit more?

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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    What else would you like to know ?
    I have an amd graphics card (hd 4850) , using radeon.
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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    Did you have a kernel/video driver update?

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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    yes indeed for the kernel, i'm now with

    Code:
     uname -a 
    Linux linux-opensuse131 3.13.0-1.g4b6e17a-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jan 22 17:02:23 UTC 2014 (4b6e17a) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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    Question Re: desktop ui is blinking

    hi ,
    anymore ideas ?
    thanks
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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    Have you tried the propritary driver?

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    Default Re: desktop ui is blinking

    i'm afraid that the proprietary driver is not able to manage my old graphics card, is it ? (
    Radeon HD 4850 )
    Code:
    # lspci  |grep VGA
    08:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV770 [Radeon HD 4850]



    shall i update xf86-video-ati ? from where ? i've tried but it tries to add the one i have.

    Code:
    # zypper info xf86-video-ati
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    
    Information for package xf86-video-ati:
    ---------------------------------------
    Repository: repo-oss
    Name: xf86-video-ati
    Version: 7.2.0-2.1.2
    Arch: i586
    Vendor: openSUSE
    Installed: Yes
    Status: up-to-date
    Installed Size: 411.9 KiB
    Summary: ATI video driver for the Xorg X server
    Description: 
    ati is an Xorg driver for ATI/AMD video cards.
    It autodetects whether your hardware has a Radeon, Rage 128, or Mach64
    or earlier class of chipset, and loads the radeon, r128, or mach64
    driver as appropriate.
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