Re: PROBLEM:blinking screen in XFree4.x !

From: Marko Rebrina (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 04:46:18 EST

On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 09:21:05AM +0200, Daniel Lintjens wrote:
> Hi Marko,
> Do you have a via chipset ? If so, you stumbled on the via timer bug. Don't


> know much about it, but apparently the timer in some situation gives
> garbage, causing the screensave of x to kick in. Try disabling the X
> screensavers (within gnome/kde usualy), that worked for me. Since kernel

I don't have screensaver!

> 2.4.3 I haven't seen this behavior btw, but I have upgraded so (X, the
> kernel, the sblive driver, the bttv driver ...)
> I don't know the version of the kernel that adressed this issue, (it
> appeared multiple times in the mailing list, and was fixed several times
> (appeared under different situations). If nothing works, try not using the
> onboard sound and ata100. These apparently trigger the problem.

I don't have onboard sound & ata100

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