[lug] Graphics card trouble

Matt Thompson thompsma at jilau1.colorado.edu
Sun Jan 1 15:18:53 MST 2006

Steve Sullivan <Steve Sullivan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm installing Suse 10 on a box with a eVGA GeForce 6600 LE graphics card
> and a ViewSonic VX724 1280x1024 flat panel.
> During installation I don't tweak any graphics/monitor options,
> and the install goes well.  The install reports 1280x1024 at 24 bits.
> There are no video problems ... until I finally boot the installed system.
> During booting the normal messages scroll by until X starts.
> Then the monitor shows two columns of unreadably tiny boot messages
> and a bars of random color at the top and bottom.  The cursor is a 1-inch
> square of random colors.  A screenshot is at
>   http://www.mathcom.com/graphics.question.jpg
> That colored square to the right of center is the cursor and
> moves with the mouse.
> I tried logging in with failsafe mode, which works.
> Then issuing "startx" gives the same results.
> Using ctl-alt-backspace does nothing: only reboot works at this point.
> Any suggestions?

Could you post your xorg.conf (or whatever it used to be if Suse is 
rocking the old version) for us?  Maybe there is a problem in it that 
isn't obvious.


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