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    Exclamation Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Hi,

    Code:
    sudo lshw 
    packard-bell              
        description: Pizza Box Computer
        product: Packard Bell EasyNote
        vendor: NEC Computers International
        version: PB22C00061
        serial: 610700440237
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
        configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=normal  chassis=pizzabox power-on_password=disabled  uuid=B87434C6-3C97-DA11-8000-4E45435F4349
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: NEC Versa Premium
           vendor: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL
           physical id: 0
           version: 5a
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Insyde Software Corporation
              physical id: 0
              version: R1.05
              date: 09/20/2005
              size: 84KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot  bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba  int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial  int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification  netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-32
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.4.2
              serial: Processor Serial Number
              slot: uPGA 754
              size: 1600MHz
              capacity: 1800MHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 200MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce  cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2  syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm cpufreq
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1 Cache
                 size: 128KiB
                 capacity: 128KiB
                 capabilities: burst pipeline-burst internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2 Cache
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: burst pipeline-burst internal write-back
         *-memory:0
              description: System Memory
              physical id: c
              slot: System board or motherboard
              capacity: 768MiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: SODIMM DDR 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: DRAM Slot 1
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 133MHz (7.5ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: SODIMM DDR 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: DRAM Slot 2
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 133MHz (7.5ns)
         *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
              description: Video Memory
              physical id: d
              slot: System board or motherboard
              capacity: 64MiB
         *-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
              description: Flash Memory
              physical id: e
              slot: System board or motherboard
              capacity: 2MiB
         *-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
              physical id: 1
         *-memory:4 UNCLAIMED
              physical id: 2
         *-pci:0
              description: Host bridge
              product: RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 01
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              configuration: latency=64
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Bridge [int gfx]
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:c000(size=8192) memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:90000000(size=268435456)
               *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: RS480M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
                    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                    physical id: 5
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
                    version: 00
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=radeon latency=64 mingnt=8
                    resources: irq:17 memory:90000000-97ffffff  ioport:c000(size=256) memory:c0000000-c000ffff memory:98000000-9801ffff
            *-pcmcia
                 description: CardBus bridge
                 product: PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller
                 vendor: Texas Instruments
                 physical id: 14
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192
                 resources: irq:17 memory:40000000-40000fff  ioport:1800(size=256) ioport:1c00(size=256) memory:44000000-47ffffff  memory:48000000-4bffffff
            *-firewire
                 description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                 product: PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller
                 vendor: Texas Instruments
                 physical id: 14.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=128 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:18 memory:d0000000-d00007ff memory:d0004000-d0007fff
            *-network:0
                 description: Wireless interface
                 product: RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg
                 vendor: Ralink corp.
                 physical id: 15
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:15.0
                 logical name: wlan0
                 version: 01
                 serial: 00:10:60:63:4a:2f
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                 configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2500pci  driverversion=3.11.0-12-generic firmware=N/A latency=128 link=no  multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
                 resources: irq:18 memory:d0008000-d0009fff
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: M5249 HTT to PCI Bridge
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 19
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:a000(size=8192) memory:b8000000-bfffffff memory:88000000-8fffffff
            *-network:1
                 description: Ethernet interface
                 product: ULi 1689,1573 integrated ethernet.
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 logical name: eth0
                 version: 50
                 serial: 00:40:d0:87:8f:60
                 capacity: 100Mbit/s
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes  driver=uli526x driverversion=0.9.3 latency=128 link=no maxlatency=40  mingnt=20 multicast=yes port=MII
                 resources: irq:20 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:d000a000-d000a0ff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ohci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64 maxlatency=80
                 resources: irq:17 memory:f8002000-f8002fff
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1c.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ohci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64 maxlatency=80
                 resources: irq:18 memory:f8003000-f8003fff
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: USB 2.0 Controller
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1c.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=128 maxlatency=32 mingnt=16
                 resources: irq:23 memory:40001000-400010ff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: M5455 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 20
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=128 mingnt=64
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:e100(size=256) memory:d000b000-d000bfff
            *-communication UNCLAIMED
                 description: Modem
                 product: M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 20
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm generic cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0 mingnt=64
                 resources: memory:d000c000-d000cfff ioport:e200(size=256)
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: PCI to LPC Controller
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: 31
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=24 mingnt=1
            *-bridge UNCLAIMED
                 description: Bridge
                 product: M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1e.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.1
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: bridge
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: M5229 IDE
                 vendor: ULi Electronics Inc.
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: c7
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pata_ali latency=32
                 resources: irq:255 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:1100(size=16)
         *-pci:1
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:2
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:3
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:4
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 104
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=k8temp
              resources: irq:0
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 3
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: WDC WD600UE-22HC
                 vendor: Western Digital
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 09.0
                 serial: WD-WXEZ05327384
                 size: 55GiB (60GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000d0945
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 223e8b6f-79c6-4dad-ac54-c4b893f0a093
                    size: 14GiB
                    capacity: 14GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled  extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2  initialized
                    configuration: created=2013-10-18 00:29:02  filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-10-21 01:51:26  mount.fstype=ext4  mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered  mounted=2013-10-21 01:45:21 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    logical name: /home
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 0b507dbf-06cf-4edd-892d-db381fd960b0
                    size: 38GiB
                    capacity: 38GiB
                    capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes  large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2013-10-18 00:29:07  filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/home modified=2013-10-21 01:51:28  mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered  mounted=2013-10-21 01:51:28 state=mounted
               *-volume:2
                    description: Linux swap volume
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                    logical name: /dev/sda3
                    version: 1
                    serial: 518ad65f-ba2b-4e0d-a055-74f26121fad9
                    size: 2047MiB
                    capacity: 2047MiB
                    capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                    configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 5
              logical name: scsi1
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD writer
                 product: DVD+-RW ND-6650A
                 vendor: _NEC
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.62
                 serial: [
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
      *-battery
           description: Lithium Ion Battery
           physical id: 1
           slot: BACK
           configuration: voltage=11.1V
      *-remoteaccess UNCLAIMED
           vendor: Manufacturer Name
           physical id: 2
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 3
           bus info: usb@1:1
           logical name: wlan1
           serial: 00:1f:1f:a8:e5:21
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb  driverversion=3.11.0-12-generic firmware=0.29 ip=x.x.x.x link=yes  multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    Please, see the attached 3 pictures

    When I turn it ON, there is a Beed Sound every 1-2 second and then when it is on the Desktop, beep stops.
    As you can see, the screen is not clear and I am afraid this is a hardware issue but thought to double check before give my neighbor the bad news!

    Thank you
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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Looks like gpu problem for sure.

    Search for the motherboard model beep codes.

    Maybe try take out gpu and reseat a couple of times.

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Maybe try take out gpu and reseat a couple of times.
    Hi and thanks for posting!

    How to do that? this is not a PC/Desktop but a Laptop and I personally have never done that before. I know how to play with RAMs and HDDs but haven't played with a 'Laptop Graphics Card' before

    Thank you!

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    Question Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Could it be the overheating problem that laptop has did kill the graphics card?

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    Unhappy Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Hi,

    After two weeks or more, I decided to give that laptop another chance, hopefully I can do something. So, I decided to take it out with my 'air blower' to clean it.


    Lion Air Blower-500x500.jpg



    After that, came back in, plugged the charger and turn it on. To me shock and surprise, the laptop seems to be fine now:

    26-12.jpg

    Am I seeing that correctly?

    That was a wonderful news.

    I installed 'lm-sensors' and 'xsensors' and did:

    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
    Temp is between: 45c - 52c (now, it is 52c).

    BAD NEWS:
    The screen went back to that purple or pink colours and the Pixelation is back

    The laptop still working though. Still updating the system. But, the screen is bad.

    It is either a hardware issue and if so, I am afraid I can't put a smile on my neighbour's face. She was so happy and dazzled when her old machine breathed Linux 2 months ago and was so fast. Now, I guess she will be sad.

    Or
    It is an overheating issue that is causing this behaviour.

    I removed the laptop from my rug that you see on the above picture and kept it on the floor. The Screen back to normal. Few mins and it is bad again.

    I touched it, it is not hot. Temp is below 55c.

    What could be the reason? any thoughts?

    Help is highly appreciated!

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Hi again,

    I thought to do a RAM test and I found this:

    lap1.jpg


    I have two old RAM (256MB both).
    The ones on this picture (below) with orange label/sticker are the RAM on that Laptop. The one with white sticker is mine and the one now on the Laptop where the above picture is testing (256MB RAM) is mine.

    lap2.jpg

    I have checked the 4 each on its own. ALL gave me the same screen as you can see on the first picture.

    I have never seen that before on my own machines. And, I am wondering why all the RAMs I am using are giving me the same screen? some with 8 errors and some with 81? could it be all the RAMs are bad? or there is something else?

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Update:

    For two days now, I have been testing the RAMs and it gives me many errors the moment the test starts. When I press "C" for 'Configuration' and choose one of the available options then "7" for restart the test, all the errors disappear.

    Was just running a test for both RAMs (total 1GB) which last for +9 hours without any errors and the screen was crystal clear.

    I thought to stop it, login to the desktop and test the system and:

    1514969_10201365222231902_1076663541_n.jpg

    I am sure you can see:
    CPU at 100%
    and Temp is 70c

    Once it started to get high, the issue is back.

    The machine was perfect for two days. Once I tested Firefox with ONE opened tab (YouTube), this is what happened.

    WHAT is going on?

    1- Software Issue?
    2- Overheating Issue?
    3- Hardware Issue?

    I am out of ideas :/

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    1507676_10201365380595861_1519824172_n.jpg

    1- Firefox Closed
    2- Temp dropped down at once
    3- Screen became better with few pixelation and these funny colours
    4- Refreshed the wallpaper + the two running apps that you can see on the screenshot
    5- everything is back to normal

    Most likely, it is a software issue that is causing the overheating which is causing the funny screen with weird colours.

    I don't think at all it is a hardware failure because if it is, it should not be fine the very moment I close Firefox.

    What do you suggest?

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Well, maybe a combination. If the cpu is working hard, there is not enough cooling.

    - Are all the fans working?
    - Have you removed dust from the inside of the computer?
    - Are the incoming and outgoing openings for air clear, so that the air can circulate?
    - Maybe you need new cooling paste between the cpu and the cooler.
    - Can the computer be moved to a cooler place (no direct sun etc)?
    - Maybe you can add a fan.

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    Re: Graphics/Pixelation - Packard Bell EasyNote Laptop

    Hi my friend and thanks to jump in, finally someone else is posting I was kind of having the feeling that I am talking to myself only!

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Well, maybe a combination. If the cpu is working hard, there is not enough cooling.

    - Are all the fans working?
    There is only one fan and yes, it is working.

    - Have you removed dust from the inside of the computer?
    Definitely
    Check please my previous post!

    - Are the incoming and outgoing openings for air clear, so that the air can circulate?
    I know that trick so half of the base of the laptop is actually on the air (I am putting it on a small table) and the other half is sitting on the table. So, there should be enough circulation.
    In fact, I even removed the cover (when I was testing the RAMs) and the stuff inside were super hot that I couldn't touch for a second. However, the screen was fine. Note that the screen is funny NOT only on Lubuntu BUT also when I turn the machine ON on the POST stage where there is NO OS is loaded still. However, that was before I clean it with my air blower. After I did clean it, it became fine but after a while on the desktop, the issue is back.

    - Maybe you need new cooling paste between the cpu and the cooler.
    I don't know!

    - Can the computer be moved to a cooler place (no direct sun etc)?
    It is already in a place where the room temp is around 25c-27c max and there is a fan I keep running so there is enough air on the room.

    - Maybe you can add a fan.
    Add a fan? how to add a fan? you mean use laptop cooler? that thing attached to the base of the laptop? I am not sure this will help.

    I have turned the laptop one a while ago. The Temp was below 40C.

    You know, Lubuntu is still turns the monitor off after 10 mins so when it went off, I moved the cursor and I noticed the temp has jumped to above 50C and the issue is back.

    Computer (Laptop) is totally idle. I am not running anything except System Monitor and XSensors

    Thank you!

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