Having installed 11.3 yesterday evening and enjoying it immensely, I turned the notebook on today to find that the display is showing odd horizonal lines.
Once the computer has booted and I have logged into my account it starts off fine but the more I use the machine, the worse problem gets. Until after roughly 10 minutes of use, the display is utterly scrambled -with lines appearing all over the screen.
Its an odd issue that I haven’t seen before and has marred my excitement about using 11.3.
The machine I am trying to use it on is an Inspiron 6400 with a Mobility Radeon x1400 card.
If anybody has any suggestions that please let me know.
I’ve seen these symptoms with a different PC and different graphic card, where the PC was old, and its aging power supply did NOT have the power to drive the graphic card. Any chance this Dell Inspiron is an old PC and its power supply has degraded ?
Sorry for this late comment,
I have exactly the same Laptop and graphics card (with 2GB of RAM) and openSUSE 11.3 running on it.
During the installation I only did a version update and not fresh install and everything worked out of the box on 11.3.
About the lines, sometimes I see strange lines between openSUSE initial loading and the KDE splash screen but is just for a second, then they disappear and everything is fine.
However I am not sure if I am getting everything out of my graphics card, I’ll do a brief test with some 3D games.