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    Help, please! My screen is messing up

    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 today. I used to run windows vista but i got the blue screen of death, so a friend told me to install ubuntu. It was love at first sight, and i will continue to use this OS now. But lets talk about the annoying problem i have. I dont know how to explain it but i will try. On my screen there are many many blue slim lines that travels fast from top to bottom all the time, they move fast and messes up the graphics, I have tried to search the problem on google but i have no idea what the search for. But all I can say is that its these flickering slim blue lines that are constently moving and flashing, i can see them very clear the darker the screen are. If someone can help me I would be very grateful.

    Btw, when I take a screenshot of the desktop the bug does not show in the picture.

    Here is a picture-link of the problem:
    http://postimage.org/image/29qkkzehw/999359ef/

    Thanks

    Awesome forum btw!!
    Last edited by After89; May 9th, 2011 at 01:52 AM.

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    Re: Help, please! My screen is messing up

    Take a photo with a camera and post it ....

    What graphics card and what computer is this on please ......

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    Re: Help, please! My screen is messing up

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    Take a photo with a camera and post it ....

    What graphics card and what computer is this on please ......
    Hi!

    I have a HP Pavilion dv6-1100eo with ATI Radeon graphic card.

    Here is the photo : http://postimage.org/image/29qkkzehw/999359ef/

    Thanks bud

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    Re: Help, please! My screen is messing up

    What do these commands give you back please ...... if you enter them into a terminal.

    sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name && sudo dmidecode -s system-version

    and then ......

    lspci -vnnn | perl -lne 'print if /^\d+\:.+(\[\S+\:\S+\])/' | grep VGA


    There is a video here I found on video switching not sure if this will help you or not but it
    may be worth a try to use one mode or the other depending which works best for you.

    ( I use Nvidia on all my systems )...... but any information you supply here may help others
    with ATI cards to give you some help on this matter ........

    I did a lot of searching on the net to try to identify problems and solutions but there is
    limited information and a few bugs with the switching ..... but little on the problem you are facing

    Searches I Tried out .....

    linux Pavilion dv6-1100eo ati graphics driver

    It could be this ..... ATI card (4650) ...... but to confirm cut and paste the command I gave .....
    into a terminal and press enter .... then post the results .....

    linux Pavilion dv6-1100eo ati 4650

    lspci -vnnn | perl -lne 'print if /^\d+\:.+(\[\S+\:\S+\])/' | grep VGA

    as an example mine shows this information

    keith@keith-laptop:~$ lspci -vnnn | perl -lne 'print if /^\d+\:.+(\[\S+\:\S+\])/' | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 9300M GS] [10de:06e9] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    keith@keith-laptop:~$
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; May 9th, 2011 at 02:05 PM.

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