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    Radeon / System Monitor Visual Glitch

    While pretty, in a plaid way, my System Monitor screen is less than helpful.

    This started after I upgraded to 9.10 and applied more recent updates.

    From what I've read, the glitch is Radeon based. I have a Radeon 7000 card which itself has 32mb of ram, but I told my computer a couple years ago to think it had 128.

    I've tried the suggested short term fix in the linked thread (change the driver in /etc/X11/xorg.con to "vesa") but it didn't work.

    I have two related requests:
    What can I try to solve the System Monitor glitch?
    How do I reset my settings back to knowing my video card's real capacity?

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    Re: Radeon / System Monitor Visual Glitch

    Bump (I hate having to do this, but I don't want my issue to be buried)

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    Re: Radeon / System Monitor Visual Glitch

    I kept digging during the time I figured someone would pop in and comment, and found two short-term solutions that work - posts 10 and 11

    Because of my forementioned artificially boosted video card (cpu does the work beyond a certain point), I opted for the more taxing EXA option.

    I said short-term solution because on 3-d(ish) games like Diablo 2 I still have fluttering bits and pieces (artifacts, I think they're called), but at least now it doesn't just crash.

    I hope this helps someone.

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